The lovely Cindy Spencer Pape invited us into her home, where her husband cooked us a wonderful supper. That man definitely knows his way around the grill. Her cute (but huge) dog hung out with us while we sat on the deck enjoying the sunny summer weather.
Also in attendance were the very sweet Isabelle Drake and her husband, the hilarious Kaenar Langford (seriously — this woman knows more dirty jokes than anyone I’ve ever met) and the awesome Dakota Rebel. I’d been lucky enough to meet everyone but the Divine Ms. D at the Romantic Times convention earlier this year, so seeing them was like visiting with dear, old friends. But soon after meeting Dakota, she quickly fell into that same category.
It’s amazing how quickly (and closely) you can connect with other people when they share your passion. I treasure all of my friends, by my writer friends hold a very special place in my heart. I consider myself blessed to have these friends and with the exception of my darling Brynn, we found each other online. Yay internet!