Baghdad by the Bay Goes Bonkers for Books
Last weekend was the 3 days of the San Francisco Writer’s Conference—not the 12 days of Christmas—but I am still here to sing its praises. And although it was quite the information overload—being an off-the-chart extrovert, it’s always about The People for me. So I’m ecstatic to report that I met:
– 6 Distinguished Drivers (Toto, we’re definitely NOT in NYC…)—thanks to Intercontinental house car and DeSoto Cab
– 5 Magnificent Marketing and Technology Pros—which is great—as my Sue Sylvester costume might suggest, I’m “Glee”k—not a Geek: Patrick Schwerdtfeger, Philippa Burgess, Rusty Shelton, Stephanie Chandler, and Tee Morris
– 3 Noble Non-fiction writers—besides seemingly following each other from class to class, we had a lot in common: fellow book clubber, Leslie Diane Poston; fellow book blogger, RaeLynn Fry; and fellow group dynamics expert, Shasta Nelson
– 1 Profound Presenter who must be a long lost cousin: Elizabeth Engstrom
…and a partridge in a pear tree!
So, although I met some great people, at the same time I somehow managed to miss two presenters who I was actively looking for (so I may not be a geek—but I am a big dork): Kathi Kamen Goldmark and her funny hubby, Sam Barry.
Nonetheless, it was a wonderful workshop, and I will be back again next year for more information, fun, and of course—The People!