Thursday, April 05, 2007

Mount Hermon recap

Captain’s Log, Supplemental

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Disclaimer: I had so many great experiences, I’VE PROBABLY FORGOTTEN A LOT OF STUFF.

I drove to Mount Hermon with my friend and local writer Marilyn Hilton. We had a great time talking on the way there and back.

I took the Career track, taught by my agent Wendy Lawton, Janet Kobobel Grant, Sally Stuart, and Karen Ball. It was awesome! I learned a lot and had a great time meeting and getting to know people better.

I met Cathy Elliott, the brilliant author who came up with the PHENOMENAL potential title for book 2 in my series (still under consideration by the Z powers that be).

I met Julie Carobini and her fab family. Her son Matt commented on my blog message board, too!

Had some great conversations about Asian Americans writing fiction with Russell Nakamura, who was probably the only male Asian American writer at the conference except for Gary Terashita (FaithWords editor). Nice guy (I mean Russell, although Gary’s a nice guy too).

Went to a restaurant on the Santa Cruz pier. Had DEEP FRIED SEAFOOD!!! The funnest part was that we only had two cars, so we crammed 6 people in one car and 7 in the other, which was Cyndy Salzmann’s rental. Poor Jim Rubart got stuck in the hatchback.

Caught up with Tasra Dawson, the fabulous photographer who took my author pics.

Stayed up late with Randy Ingermanson, John Olson, Tracy Higley, Steve Laube, Christine Tangvald, and several rotating others whose names I have shamefully forgotten.

Met Ron and Peggy Roloff, whose family is on the TV series, Little People Big World.

I finally met Beth Jusino face-to-face, and she rather randomly gave me a bag of organic blue corn chips she’d received from her roommate but couldn’t carry on the plane with her. It was received rather happily by moi.

The best news of all—my friend Sharon Hinck won the 2007 Writer of the Year award!!!

I posted pictures of Mount Hermon here.


  1. Sounds like loads of fun! How awesome that Sharon Hinck won the award. I'd love to hear more about your late night conversation with those Ingermanson, Olson, Higley, Laube, Tangvald, et al.

    Sigh. I'll just stay here in Texas for now.

  2. Camy -

    It was so fun to meet you in person--you're everything your blog promises (but not as loud). Love the pictures. Thanks for chronicling the week for those of us who were too lame to remember our cameras.

    Blessings on your new book!

  3. It was great to meet you at Hermon. Can't wait to pick up your book in the fall.
    Good luck as your writing adventure continues.


  4. All those people in PINK ... yes, they are my friends :-) I've met all of them before. Well, I've only met Tasra online ... and Peggy through our agent. But the rest of those people adore me nearly as much as I adore them! Hahahaha

    And I love CAMY ... missed being there.

  5. Just in case anyone misses my post on your photos page....

    I want to repeat my "prophecy" to you in a public forum. Camy, you are going to be overwhelmed by the wild success of your debut novel. God has richly blessed you with a gift of story telling and an enthusiasm for the power of the written word. Now we all get to stand back and watch it take off!

  6. Camy--I can't wait until I can join the crowd! Thanks for letting me live vicariously in the meantime.

  7. Camy,
    Sounds like a fabulous time! Welcome back!! Hope you have gotten some rest by now. Cyndy Salzmann is coming to my neck of the woods tomorrow for a book signing. Though I am a bit disappointed that I won't be able to climb in her car with six other ACFWers. I don't know if there are even that many others in my area. LOL

  8. Dearest Camy,
    I'll never forget that moment of you gasping in joy, while my befuddled brain tried to understand what was going on. :-)
    What an amazing conference - and SO cool to catch up with you. You're a treasure.