Monday, March 15, 2010

What I Did this Weekend

Pamela Tracy here. This past weekend I headed for Tucson, Arizona, and the 2nd annual Bookfest tsponsored by the University of Arizona. I had great fun. Here's the blurb they wrote for me in the Bookfest Handout.

Tracy has won awards in the Christian market and was nominated for Romance Writers of America's Rita award in 2007. Her first novel, "It Only Takes a Spark," was published in 1999; her most recent work is "Clandestine Cover-Up."
Inspirational Writing: The Ultimate Happy Ever AfterPanel / Sun 1:00 PM - 02:00 PMKoffler - Room 218.

As always, I had great fun. Every moment, and I do mean every moment, was accounted for.

So, what did I learn. The first workshop I attended was given by Paula Eykelhof who talked about Harlequin. I want to know about Harlequin. Take away - readers really respond to emotional conflict. Next workshop was about query letters (I'm so glad I don't have to write them anymore) given by both Paula Eykelhof and Brenda Novack. Take away - unless a contest win or publication was recent, don't put the year.

Finally, it was lunch. Yeah. Great company. I was with our own Kim Watters as well as Harlequin American author Cathy McDavid and Harlequin Special Edition author Judy Duarte.

Headed off to another workshop given by Brenda Novak on social networking. Take away - I am not spending enough time on FaceBook.

And, in case you forgot, I was at a BookFest so I bought a cop biography, a suspense by Brenda Novak, and Haunted Historic America.

The next day, I attended another work shop on social networking by author Jennifer Ashley. I don't think I'm going to get LinkedIn. Then, Kim, Judy and I gave our own workshops. I purchased two paranormals by Jeanne Stein and Juiet Blackwell, and headed home.

Highlight of the weekend - pulling into the driveway, seeing my five year old pull open the curtains and then come barreling out because Mommy's Home!


  1. Pamela,
    How did you get involved in this? My daughter lives in Tucson.

  2. I've spoken to the Tucson chapter of RWA quite a few times. I'll be speaking there in just two weeks. The chapter was very involved in the BookFest and invited me down. One of my best friends lives in Tucson, so I go there quite often.

  3. Wow Pam! Sounds like a fun weekend. Glad you learned something *wink* And it sounds like Mikey's glad you're home : )

    This weekend I celebrated my 18th birthday (which just happens to be today)! I had fun with a lot of my family. I even got a Kindle (well am getting a kindle because it hasn't come yet)!! I've already checked it out and I CAN get LI on it, but I'll prolly buy the books anyway ; ) That's just one thing that I got. I'll probably be blogging about it soon, if you want to hear about the other stuff I got (just putting that out there). By the way, did you ever get my url to work? If not, you could've just gone through my profile, so you could get your award.
    Thanks and welcome home!

  4. Sounds like a fun, BUSY weekend, Pamela! And I LOVE your weekend highlight: seeing your sweet little boy thrilled that you're home *smile*. Blessings, Patti Jo

  5. Happy Birthday, Hannah.
    Enjoy every minute of being 18. It's a magical age.

  6. Patti Jo,
    Never miss an opportunity. I told my husband I wished he'd be at the window and then running outside to greet me, too. SIGH Maybe someday.

  7. Thanks for sharing, Pamela! Loved your welcome home, especially. :)

  8. Hi Pam,
    That summed up our weekend very nicely:) Thanks for sharing.


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