AWP (Awesome Writers' Party)

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Last weekend, I attended the AWP (Association of Writers & Writing Programs) in Washington, DC. But, some people call it Awesome Writers' Party! It was a blast. Panels, workshops, readings -- all about writers and their craft. I had the honor of hanging with some great writers.

On Thursday, I had dinner with a fun and talented group of women writers. Two found out that day that their books were on the NY Times best-seller list and one had been on for two weeks!

Left to right:

Tanya Egan Gibson (How to Buy a Love of Reading)
Barbara Drummond Mead (little ol' me)
Therese Fowler (Reunion, Souvenir, upcoming in May, Exposure)
Siobhan Fallon (You Know When the Men Are Gone)
Rebecca Rasmussen (The Bird Sisters)
Heidi Durrow (The Girl Who Fell From the Sky, NY Times bestseller)
Caroline Leavitt (Pictures of You, NY Time bestseller)
Eleanor Brown (The Weird Sisters, NY Times bestseller)
Sarah Pekkanen (Skipping a Beat, The Opposite of Me).

Had a few drinks with plenty of authors writing great reading group picks. Details in subsequent posts. 

AWP will be held in Chicago next year. I will be there! 

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What a fun dinner!! I wish I

What a fun dinner!! I wish I could have been there.