But do you know what else was glorious? The writers and staff I got to meet or reconnect with at TWRP retreat. What lovely, talented and creative women. And CJ? The only male on the publishing staff who attended was a delight, as well. What a polite, personable and often humorous young man. He does his parents proud.
Nan Swanson, Rhonda Penders, Ally Robertson, Johanna Melaragno, Diana Carlile, and CJ Penders
There were workshops, writing challenges and sharing of publishing industry news. We had the most informative class on social media where I learned invaluable, time-saving information. There were warm, intimate conversations, peppered with many moments of laughter. Late night bouts of sharing of information on what works for each of us sparked new ideas. I loved every moment of our dialogue. And what did Calvin do during all this, you might ask?
Could a woman have a more attentive husband?
He is the best.
World Roping Champion -- Kevin Fitzpatrick ropes 3 Roses.
Editor Johanna sweetly tells Kevin she's never been tied up before.
Yeah, right...does she look like she's quaking in her flip-flops?
Ranch hand Robert and me
This elderly lady once helped her husband run a thousand acre
ranch. She regaled us with ghost stories of the region and the Silver Spur.