Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Feed Your Genius!

Here I am with Peggy King Anderson. My writing journey begins with her ... she was my very first teacher (as a grown up, when I had forgotten how to write creatively) and I will always thank God for that. She brings out the best in all her students.

Here we are waiting for our wonderful Indian food to arrive, the blueboarders: Rachel, Elissa, Linda, Deb, Jeannie (I hope that's right), Denise, Laurie and Deb. So much fun to meet these ladies and talk shop. Denise has just sold her book, LOSING FAITH, and I'm looking forward to reading it. Thank you all for coming.

Grace Lin was gracious enough to stand with me right after her keynote speech so that I could have this souvenir. My kids are practically growing up on her books and I am so thankful for them and Grace.



Bish Denham said...

Oooooo! What fun! Am I jealous? Oh just a wee little bit. (Can you tell I'm being sarcastic?)

I'm so glad you got to go out and have a good time.

Linda D. (sbk) said...

It was so much fun meeting you, Vijaya! You are so friendly and easy to talk to and wow, do you have great taste in restaurants! That was the best butter chicken I've ever had!

Nom nom nom. :)

Heather said...

Sorry I had to miss the conference this year. Sounds like it was great!

Vijaya said...

Bish, you'll just have to come up here one of these years. I know it'll happen.

Linda, fun to finally sit down and talk. And I have great taste in food ... I love it all.

Heather and a couple of others -- must start saving pennies now. I still haven't made it to one of the big conferences that I've heard many people talk about because our local one is so good.

Rachel Writes 4 Kids said...

Thanks again, Vijaya! I had a great time at dinner and talking with you is always a pleasure.

FrecklesandDeb said...

Sorry, this is so late, but I'm just now getting around to say "hi" to everyone who went to the dinner! Thanks so much for organizing it. It was a highlight of the event. Can't wait until next year.

Vijaya said...

you're welcome, Deb. It was a lot of fun to get together.