I realized this week was my 7th year at the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference. I’ve visited either as a day-guest or a full-guest and garnered wonderful knowledge over those years, but I think the thing I’ve enjoyed most from Blue Ridge are the friendships.
I had the opportunity to sit beside Lynn Blackburn at our FIRST BOOKSIGNING at Blue Ridge (after all those years of waiting) and we talked about how coming to Blue Ridge was like visiting old friends. There is a sweetness in the small-town feel of Blue Ridge and a mutual encouragement of all these other writers journeying along with you.
And then there is celebration! Authors winning awards! Book signings! First-time teachers!!
One of the highlights for me was hanging out with my super duper agent, Julie Gwinn and her partner in crime Dan Phillips.
And of course! There is genre night!!
What have you enjoyed about conferences? Do you have any long-standing conferences where you’ve met some great people?