Monday, August 9, 2010


Last week, I shared some of the things I overheard at SCBWI LA. Today, I'm sharing pictures!!

Roommates! New fave writer friend, Casey McCormick, and CP extraordinaire, Carolina Valdez Miller, were my roomies and--let me tell ya--we had the best time!  I haven't laughed as hard as we did late night like that in a long time! (Long gray hair, or curly, or poetry... hehehe, you just had to be there. Trust me.)

The view from our room!

I finally got to meet my other awesome CP Shannon Messenger! We hung out the whole time and I heart her! She rocks the exact same personality in real life as she does online and I'm still sad we live on opposite sides of the country.

The roomies and I went to breakfast with fellow writers Sherrie Petersen (Write About Now) and Shelli Johannes Wells (Market My Words). Lovely time and lovely eggs benedict!!

Kimberly Derting, one of my favorite authors (seriously, if you haven't read The Body Finder yet, what is wrong with you?),  and I rode the same shuttle to the hotel. Little did she know I'd be stalking her the entire conference! JK (kinda). Turns out, Kim's super sweet and I had an absolute blast with her!
Next up--one of my newest favorite authors: Kiersten White. She. Is. Awesome. (JUST like her book, Paranormalcy... just sayin') So kind in person and extremely sociable. I tried not to go too fangirl, but I'm not quite sure I succeeded... She was there with Stephanie Perkins who's just as fun, but I forgot to take a picture with her, sigh. Oh wait--you can see her freaking awesome hair in the background over my shoulder! Does that count? No? Hm. Okay fine.

At the Golden Kite Luncheon!

We missed Karen Amanda Hooper like whoa! She ditched us for RWA, but of course we had to snap a picture with her anyway =)
We hit up the Heart and Soul party (uh, guess what the color scheme was... here's a hint.)
Where we met up with the ever fabulous Heather Trese and Jessica Love! Seriously wish I'd been able to hang out with these chicks more. Oh and in case you're wondering why there are sweaters in a California summer picture--it was freaking COLD!!
The conference ended WAY too soon and I just had to get one last shot with Casey in the elevator.
And again with Shannon.

To make ourselves feel better after our other friends left, Carol and I did a little faux shopping on Rodeo Drive!
But Rodeo Drive=wowza hard on credit cards. We grabbed lunch though, which was great. And played around in Louis for a bit. I thought about grabbing keychains for my sisters, um but not for $350-$500 thank you very much.
So we snuck over to The Roosevelt and hung by the pool instead!

Jennifer Aniston (my fantasy bff) and Brad's old house!!

Okay, so I have a ton more photos, but this would turn into the never-ending post of all posts if I put them all here! Instead, they're on Facebook, so come visit and check them out if you want!
♥ me


  1. wow- what fabulous pics with some fabulous people! Looks like such a great time! Lucky duck you!

  2. So jealous! I miss LA SO much! Looks like you had an awesome time! I'm definitely going next year!

  3. Have I told you I love you lately? :)
    That's the sweetest pic ever. I love that I was there with you girls.

    The rest of the pics are great too, but I'm a little partial to me hanging out in bed with all you beautiful girls. ;)

  4. It looks like such a fun time! And hanging out at the Roosevelt--very swanky :)

  5. wonderful pictures & what fun! I am so glad you all were able to meet up! What a great trip.

    Visit My Kingdom Anytime

  6. Aw, I wish I had been able to hang out with you more too! It was such a crazy weekend! Looks like you and Carol had a great time after the conference! And hopefully I will be able to see you again and hang out with you more :)

  7. Wow, looks like you had a blast! I'm determined to go to one of those SCBWI conferences one day, especially after seeing pics like these:)

  8. What great pictures, thank you so much for sharing! Now, I definitely want to go next time!

  9. Wow - these are awesome photos - thanks so much for sharing :)

  10. Looks like you had a blast and the pics were awesome. Thanks for sharing.

  11. I love seeing these pics! The conference must have been a blast, and hanging with so many awesome blogger/authors would be a dream. Thanks for sharing these!

    I also wanted to thank you, again, for the signed Anne Rice book. This is a couple weeks overdue (*hangs her head in shame*), but I received the book, as well as the pretty PostIts and pens. Maybe my favorite part was the handwritten note. The personal touch made it perfect!

    Thanks, sweetie! Hope you're week is off to a great start :))

  12. Ugh... all of these fun pictures. I'm so incredibly jealous! But still, love the pictures!

  13. You look so happy! I'm glad you and the girls had so much fun together. :)

    Love the glam photos by the pool. Very Hollywood movie star.

    Thanks for sharing.

  14. Those are great photos! That was my hotel view last year. This year it was the building across the street.

    I wish I'd known Kimberly Dertling was going to be there. Not that I would have found her. I did meet Kiersten. She's adorable! Can't wait to read her book. And I eventually found Sherrie. Yay! :D

  15. Great pics and post! Thanks for sharing.

  16. Oh, what fun. I'll do everything in my powers to go to the next one. I have The Body Finder, but haven't read it yet--I know, what's wrong with me?


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