2015 pre-conference mix and mingle


It’s about that time again!

I can’t believe this is the third year for the pre-conference mix and mingle. In case you’re new here and have no idea what this is all about, it’s just a little link up with some questions that help us get to know each other before conference. I’ve loved the opportunity to meet people before I meet them in person, especially the first year in Indianapolis when I was a newbie  🙂 Assuming all technology goes according to plan, there should be a little link-up at the bottom of this post with links to different people going to conference and their own get-to-know-you questions.

Here’s what to do:

– Copy/paste and 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 specific post (not your homepage) using this handy link-up tool. Just click on the blue button below that says “Add your link”. If you don’t have a website, feel free to answer the questions in the comments below!

– Make sure to link back to this post after you fill out your answers so any of your readers who are conference attendees can participate, too! The more, the merrier.

– Click through the links below to get to know other conference attendees before Dallas!

Here are the questions and my answers!

Name: Laurie Tomlinson

Location: Tulsa, OK

What you write/tagline/trademark: Contemporary Romance / “Stories of grace in the beautiful mess”

Place in the book world: Pre-published author represented by Rachel Kent of Books & Such Literary. Currently working on my third manuscript while the first two are out on submission!

On a scale of hugger to 10-foot-pole, please rate your personal space: All the hugs.

The unique talking point that will get you going for hours: Food, planners, and college football! (Go Longhorns!)

Loved ones at home you’ll be missing: My husband, daughter who will be turning four while I’m gone, and five-month-old baby boy who is a new addition this year! But you’d better believe I’ll also be missing my yellow Lab snuggles.

Conference goals we can pray for? My goal is to soak in the joy of writing and be refreshed by the community of my writing people. Please pray that my eyes will be open for the vision/purpose God has for my writing journey and any opportunities He brings my way.

Anything we can celebrate with you? That my writing “muse” didn’t abandon me after a crazy year 🙂

One or two ways we can help you build your platform? You can like my author page on Facebook and sign up for my email list by clicking here! (I will NOT share your email with anyone and will only send an email with the very most important news.)

That’s it!

Be sure to check out who’s going to conference as (hopefully) the links start showing up!

If not, now you know a little more about me 🙂


  1. christenekrumm August 24, 2015

    Whoo-oooh! I’ll link up tomorrow 🙂


    • Laurie August 24, 2015

      Yay! Can’t wait to see your answers!

  2. Erica Vetsch August 24, 2015

    Yay!! I love this time of year! 🙂

    • Laurie August 25, 2015

      Can’t wait to see you!

  3. Carol Moncado August 24, 2015

    Mine’s in!

    • Laurie August 25, 2015

      Yay! Thanks for playing!

  4. Jen Cvelbar August 24, 2015

    Got mine in! 🙂

  5. […] (or some subset thereof) into your own blog, paste the direct link in the comments here, then go to Laurie’s page and click the “An InLinkz Link-up” link to share it there – it’ll pop up with everyone else […]

  6. Heidi Blankenship August 24, 2015

    What a great idea! Thank you for hosting, Laurie. I look forward to meeting you.

  7. Teresa Tysinger August 25, 2015

    So nice of you to host this for us! And, great to get to know you a bit. I look forward to seeing you at the conference. I’ll be there Saturday only, but can’t wait!

    • Laurie August 25, 2015

      Awesome! It’s an amazing experience. So glad you get to come!

  8. […] lovely author, Laurie Tomlinson, is hosting another pre-conference mix and mingle. This year I get to join in the fun, ‘cuz […]

  9. Preslaysa August 27, 2015

    I posted my stuff 🙂 Looking forward to the conference!

    • Laurie Tomlinson August 27, 2015

      So glad to get to see you again! Is husband coming, too? I liked him!

  10. lbrandenburg August 27, 2015

    Thanks for hosting this, Laurie! I’m looking forward to meeting you in person. 🙂

  11. candidkerry September 12, 2015

    Thanks for setting this up, Laurie! I just finished mine and linked it. (I hope I did it right). Looking forward to meeting you next week!

  12. Annette O'Hare September 14, 2015

    Ok! My name is Annette O’Hare
    I’m from Houston, TX
    My tagline is: Stories of Hope From The Gulf Coast
    My FIRST NOVEL will release Feb. 2016!!
    Hugs are nice 🙂
    Unique talking point? Probably kids
    Who’s going to miss me? My precious hubby, my daughter and my son
    You can pray I get leads for publishing my second book
    Marketing? I have a FB author page https://www.facebook.com/annetteohareauthor
    Thanks for doing this Laurie!!


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