Sunday, August 25, 2013

Pre-Conference Mix & Mingle

Author Laurie Tomlinson started a great Pre-Conference Mix & Mingle on her blog last week! It's a great way to "meet" some fellow conferees before we travel to ACFW in a few short weeks. Visit her blog here to find out more and to meet other writers. You'll have a few more friends waiting for you when you walk into ACFW in Indianapolis!
If you're interested in joining, here's what to do:
- Fill out your own answers (you don't have to answer all of them!) in a post on your own website and paste the URL to that post (not your home page) on Laurie's blog using a handy link-up tool she provides. If you don't have a website, feel free to answer the questions in the comments below!
- Make sure to link back to Laurie's post after you fill out your answers so any of your readers who are conference attendees can participate, too! The more, the merrier.
Friends (new & old) at last year's ACFW Conference.
L to R: Amy Simpson, Katie Ganshert, me, Cynthia Herron
(standing) and Sarah Forgrave.
Here are the answers for my Pre-Conference Mix & Mingle!
Name: Gabrielle Meyer
Location: Central Minnesota
What you write/tagline: Historical Romance set along the banks of the Mississippi River in Central Minnesota
Place in the book world: Pre-published author with two completed manuscript currently being shopped by my lovely agent, Mary Keeley, of Books & Such!
On a scale of hugger to 10-foot-pole, please rate your personal space: A hugger :)
The unique talking point that will get you going for hours: History & writing! Especially talking with other historical writers. ;) You will learn more about Central Minnesota (and Charles A. Lindbergh) than you ever thought you needed to know!
People at home you'll be missing: My husband (of twelve years) and our four children. Two girls ages 9 & 7 and twin boys who are three. I plan to Skype and Facetime with them often!
Conference goals we can pray for? I'd love to make connections with editors who currently have my proposal.  
Up for any contests/awards? I'm a finalist for the My Book Therapy Frasier Contest! The award will be given during the Pizza Party on Saturday night. I can't wait. :)
Any disclosures, disclaimers, or crucial information we must know? I will be bringing a WHOLE lot of Monster Cookies with me to ACFW! And I may, or may not, share. :) On Thursday night my lovely roomies and I will be hosting a cookie party in our room. Message me on Facebook if you'd like more information!
Don't forget to head over to Laurie's blog to check out other Pre-Conference Mix & Mingle participants!
Your Turn: If you're going to ACFW, what are your conference goals? If you're not going, what big plans do you have for September?


  1. Woohoo! Bring on the cookies!

    I don't write historical, but I'm all about hearing you blab about it, roomie! :)

    1. Don't give me permission to blab! I might not stop. :) Just ask Lindsay, Melissa and Alena! They had quite a history lesson when they came to visit me in June. My inner tour guide always comes out to play when I have an audience!!

  2. I hope you have a wonderful time, Gabrielle.

    1. Thank you, Keli. We'll all miss you this year.

  3. Love that you have twins and such a rich heritage that makes for plenty of writing fodder :) I'll be praying for your conference appointments/random connections and I'll definitely be in attendance at the cookie exchange. Thanks for playing, Gabrielle!

    1. Thanks for starting the Mix & Mingle, Laurie! It was fun. :)

  4. Loved this, Gaberielle! I won't be arriving until Friday, but I hope your cookie party is great fun!

    It's fun to get to know you a little better here. :)


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