This week marks the anniversary of the Buzz Girls Blog. Three Years Old and Going Strong! So we're going to spend the week doing some reminiscing...
It’s hard to imagine that three years ago I was a newly contracted pre-published author, and now I’ve got three books on the shelves! The time just flew past me in a blur of copy edits, brainstorming sessions, book launches, and over 150 blog posts!
In celebration, I pulled out some favorite pictures from my moments with the Buzz Girls to share...
Me at the Dallas RWA Conference in July, 2007, participating in my first Literacy Signing. And FYI, see the pink boa in front of me? That was from Tera and Steph because they knew it was my birthday!
A group shot of all of us (Marley, too--sort of) from that same conference.
Simone Elkeles reading my book in the Dead Sea! (Simone needed to bow out of the Buzz Girls earlier this year due her hectic schedule, but she'll always be a Buzz Girl in spirit!)
Tera and me screaming "Rita!" after accepting our finalist certificates at the Washington, D.C. RWA Conference in July, 2009.
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Finally, a very fitting "now and then" photo, one I happened upon in reviewing the conference blogs. Here is Elaine Spencer of The Knight Agency at the 2007 Dallas RWA Conference, pretending to give Marley Gibson (who couldn't make the conference) a big hug. Elaine worked as the assistant to Deidre Knight, who is Marley's agent.
Well, at the 2009 RWA conference, I signed with Elaine and The Knight Agency! As did Dona, just days before!
So--three fun years of writing books and writing blogs and being great friends. In celebration of such, I'll pick one name from my commenters to receieve a signed copy of any one of my books (winner's choice). All you have to do is write one memory from our Buzz Girls blog for the past three years (and if you are totally blank or this is your first time visiting, the words "Mark Wahlberg" is quite sufficient.) Good luck!
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