Sunday, August 03, 2008

Nationals Wrap Up

Thousands of writers will soon be descending upon the San Francisco airport. They will hug their friends one last time and mentally calculate the hours until the Washington D.C. conference as they walk to their gates to begin their journey home. Even though I couldn't be there physically this year, I was sent so many pictures and text messages that I feel like I didn't miss a thing.

Here are some final pics.
Tera and Marley all dolled up for the RITA/GH ceremony.

Heather presenting with Ruth Kaufman looking on.

Simone and Kelly looking fabulous!

Simone hanging with her Chicago peeps.

I hope you have enjoyed the Buzz Girls glimpse of Nationals. We hope to see you in D.C. next year!

xo,

Stephanie

www.stephaniehale.com

7 comments:

The Golfing Librarian said...

Winners, one and all!
I particularly liked Simone's "Now and Then" blog entry on the RWA site. Great stuff!

Simone Elkeles said...

Thanks so much! I had a great time, and every year is more and more exciting!

Heather Davis said...

First, I have to say I am so incredibly proud of our buzz girl
Simone. She looked so beautiful and was so gracious on Rita night! Her book Leaving Paradise is a wonderful, satisfying read that will resonate with all kinds of teens and adults. I couldn't be happier that RWA chose to honor her with a Rita nomination. This is just the beginning of great things to come for a sweet, funny, ambitious, and caring author who writes fearlessly for teens. I am proud to be your friend and colleague (aka Bee.).

Can't wait to see the YA Rita category line-up next year!!

Big love,

Heather

Dona Sarkar-Mishra said...

I am SO proud of Simone (and all the Buzz Girls) not just for the RITA, but for all the Buzz generated at the conference by our fantastic, fun novels...go Buzz Girls!

Marilyn Brant said...

I LOVED getting to see so many of the Buzz Girls in SF (and getting to room with the pretty-in-pink Simone :)!! I wish you ladies a wonderful year--in writing and in all things--until I get to see you again.

Eliza Evans said...

Getting to meet you Buzz ladies was one of the highlights of my first Nationals! Can't wait to do it again next year.

Kelly Parra said...

Steph, thanks so much for adding me in the buzz girls pics in SF!!

It was great to meet many of you ladies!!