It’s almost time, y’all!!
Welcome to the fourth annual pre-conference mix and mingle, the event with the cheesy name but serious fun. 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 arrives. I’ve loved the opportunity to “meet” people ahead of time, especially that first year in Indianapolis when I was a newbie 🙂 At the bottom of this post, there’s a little link-up with friends who will be going to conference and their own get-to-know-you posts.
Here’s how to play:
– Copy/paste the questions and fill out your own answers 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 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 Nashville!
Here are my answers!
Name: Laurie Tomlinson
Location: Tulsa, OK
What you write/tagline/trademark: Contemporary romance for 20s and 30s audiences / “Stories of grace in the beautiful mess”
Place in the book world: Newly contracted author represented by Rachel Kent of Books & Such Literary. My debut novel is currently in production with Harlequin Heartwarming, and I’m also writing my fourth manuscript.
On a scale of hugger to 10-foot-pole, please rate your personal space: All the hugs.
Something VERY serious: How do you take your Starbucks? Not a coffee drinker, but chai or iced Passion-Tango tea, please!
The unique talking points that will get you going for hours: Planners, pens, cooking, Texas Longhorns football, and whatever TV show I’m currently watching (Try Firefly)!
Loved ones at home you’ll be missing: My husband, 4-year-old daughter, and 16-month-old son. You’d better believe I’ll be missing my yellow Lab snuggles, too!
Conference goals we can pray for? Last year, I prayed God’s vision for my writing would be clear, and that was answered with a renewed passion to continue my series for the “New Adult”/early 20s audience, even though it’s been a tough sell in the inspirational market. So I would love prayers for the two books I am pitching AND for all the opportunities/connections that conference will bring!
Anything we can celebrate with you? My debut clean contemporary romance is coming out from Harlequin Heartwarming in the near future!