Pre-Conference Mix and Mingle

This is a “Just for fun” post today. If you’re a writer, or if you’re curious about “writer-type” people, you might enjoy this. Otherwise, I’ll see you next week!

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Lindsay Harrel and Susan Crawford at ACFW 2012, MBT Pizza Party

Laurie Tomlinson, an online friend and Genesis finalist, has a great idea. She’s hosting a Pre-Conference Mix and Mingle for people who are attending the American Christian Fiction Writer’s (ACFW) conference next month. It’s a fun way to get to know a little more about  people before the conference, and maybe even make some new friends. You can meet other writers who are attending at Laurie’s blog.

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Pepper Basham and Casey Herringshaw at ACFW 2012

If you want to join in the fun, here’s what you do:

Fill out your own answers (you don’t have to answer all of them!) in a post on your own website and paste the URL to that post (not your home page) using this handy link-up tool (on Laurie’s post). If you don’t have a website, feel free to answer the questions in the comments below!

Make sure to link back to this post after you fill out your answers so any of your readers who are conference attendees can participate, too! The more, the merrier.

Here are the questions and my answers!

Name: Jeanne Takenaka

Location: Colorado

What you write/tagline: Contemporary Women’s Fiction—”Writing stories where faith and grace hold hands.”

Place in the book world: Pre-published author with one completed manuscript and one almost complete! Waiting on God’s timing for the right agent

On a scale of hugger to 10-foot-pole, please rate your personal space: Definitely a hugger

The unique talking point that will get you going for hours: Books, writing, relationships—especially the Mommy-life

People at home you’ll be missing: My husband and our two boys

Conference goals we can pray for? That I will be sensitive to the Lord’s leading for all He has for me this year and in making connections—writer-wise and perhaps even agent-wise. That I will keep my  mind fixed on Him before, during and after the conference

Up for any contests/awards? I’m one very shocked Frasier finalist

Any disclosures, disclaimers, or crucial information we must know? This is my second ACFW, but I’m still a little nervous. If I talk too much, or am really quiet, it’s because I’m trying to figure everything out. 🙂 Hugs and offers of coffee are always welcome!

Remember to head over to Laurie’s blog to check out other Pre-Conference Mix & Mingle participants!

What about you? What does your September hold?

15 thoughts on “Pre-Conference Mix and Mingle”

      1. You bet! I’m not from Colorado. I just love it there! We are thinking about relocating to Colorado Springs when we are older, but all of our family is in Oklahoma so that’s important to us too 🙂


  1. Yay! for being a Frasier finalist!!! I am over-the-moon thrilled for you, Jeanne. And, even though we live in the same hometown, I’ll be seeing you at ACFW.


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