Friday, March 8, 2013

Going to Tri-cities and Portland!

After work today Husband and I are driving to the Tri-cities to see my friend Jessica and her lovely family. I met Jessica in my Japanese classes at BYU and she now slaves away as one of my beta readers. :)

Then very early in the morning we are driving to Portland (never been!) to meet Juliana L. Brandt and Lauren Spieller! Both are awesome writing friends I met online and I'm SO EXCITED to see them in person!

In case you don't know, Juliana is a YA writer who just got representation with Emmanuelle Morgen of Stonesong Literary Agency. Lauren is an agent-intern who writes short fiction and YA. Her short story, "Going Under," will be printed in Black Heart Magazine in the coming weeks.

I feel like I've formed a love circle of critiquing goodness with these girls in a very short amount of time (they're hilarious to Skype with). And now I get to see them face-to-face!

Husband and I will only be in Portland for a day because of my work schedule, but it will be worth it. So excited!


  1. Awesome you're going to meet your writer friends. Have fun!

  2. Jealous! Enjoy your weekend and tell Jessica hi for me!

  3. It's always great to get to meet with your online buds in person. From what I've read of others who've done this, the peeps turn out to be even better face to face. I know that was definitely my experience :-)

  4. Have fun. Meeting online friends are the best. Especially those you have writing in common with. :D

    And I miss your face.

  5. How cool is that! Have a safe trip. :)