Saturday, September 01, 2007


And so another conference begins...

It is a tradition.
Walking down to the Grand Wailea and throwing a penny to the mermaid.

Holly and I tossed pennies into the shell in 2005.
We did it again this year.
Our key note presentation with Jackie Mitchard Saturday morning went wonderfully and was great fun. The only photos we have so far are blurry ones:

Any of you conference attendees who got better photos please come forward!
Then I had an interview with a PBS program that will air in California.

My individual presentation was good fun and I made many people laugh.
(I think they were laughing with me not at me but I'll have to get back to you on that...)
The schedule for Holly and me tomorrow?
Breakfast and getting books signed by Luanne Rice, Thomas Cook, and anyone else we can nab.
(I already got John LesCroart and yes Bob, one is signed to you and Wandering Star!)
A massage at 3.
A swim.
A nap.
Another swim.
More napping.
Our work here is done.


Nadine said...


I loved both of your presentations today! You were delightfully funny and it was a joy to watch you speak!


Nadine - Kihei, HI

Anonymous said...

Have fun! Later you can tell us the difference between the retreat and the conference and who goes to which one. :)

Kiskadee said...

sounds like you had a fantastic time. I would love to join you there in some future year. See, I can even write in rhymes!

M. G. Tarquini said...

I'm home. I'm tired. I'm sleeping.

Kim Stagliano said...

Massage, swim, nap, swim, nap. Is this a conference or a daycare center? Is my envy palpable???? Can't wait to hear more.

Oh, and every adult within ear shot of me at the town pool now knows who Perry L. Crandall is.

Holly Kennedy said...

It really was a wonderful retreat and conference this year. The best of the four I've attended so far, and I think Pat agrees, don't you?

Such fun. Time now to get back to work, though.