I’d like to call this a report from GCLS, but I’d be lying. I’m actually writing this at JFK airport, waiting for my flight to DC. This blog post is supposed to go up on Thursday; however, Thursday is going to be a busy day for me, as I will be on two panels and doing an author spotlight.
So what about Wednesday, you ask. Well, the thing is, I’ve never been to DC. Here I am, an American, and I’ve never been to our nation’s capital. It’s always been on my places-to-visit list, but haven’t had the opportunity to go.
That’s one of the nice things about going to a conference that moves around—I get to go to places I’ve never been before. I’ve been to several places in Europe, and even South America, but it was not until several years ago that I started seeing cities and towns in my own backyard.
Anyway, Wednesday, if all goes well, will be my scampering-about day. Yes, I will have some duties to attend to at the Women & Words table, but I hope also to see some of the important sites: the White House, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, Vietnam Vet Memorial, etc. It’s a tall order to see so many things in one day, so we’ll see how that goes.
Thursday, then, will consist of my paranormal panel called Weirdly Queer, which will have Marie Castle, J.L. Gaynor, D. Jackson Leigh, Connie Ward, and myself as panelists, and will be moderated by Karen Badger. Then I’m on a panel on editing, called Sacred Words: The Art Of Working With An Editor To Get The Most Out Of Your Manuscript, which will have Siri Caldwell, Nann Dunne, Andi Marquette, Shelley Thrasher, and me at the table, and that one will be moderated by Salem West. In between those two, I will be in an author spotlight block featuring Barrett, me, VK Powell, Melissa Price, and Ann Roberts.
So, essentially, this blog is a prelude to GCLS, rather than a report from. But next time I’m (in a couple weeks), I’ll do a wrap-up—assuming you’re still interested in it by then.
If you’re around in DC and are reading this, please stop by the Women & Words table to say hello. We’d love to see you.
For the rest of you, you are missed for sure. Maybe we’ll see you next year.