Tuesday, January 25, 2011

2011 FRW Cruise with your Muse Conference: Day 1

We boarded the Carnaval ship from the beautiful port of Miami. While waiting for our rooms to be ready, we enjoyed our first lunch at sea and then went to register for the conference in the library.

Soon we had to line up on the deck for the drill session. Mona with Nancy Cohen and Heidi Cote.

Mona with Ashley Chase, Judy, Tina, and Renee.

The FRW Founding Mothers: Joan Johnston, Sally Schoenweiss, and Heather Graham.

Our FRW conference officially started with a welcome word from Kristin Wallace, our lovely President, followed by a hilarious sketch played by Aleka Nakis, Kathy Pickering and Tracy Hall representing the three founding mothers. In the back: HQ Editor Wanda Ottwell, Editor Adam Wilson ( Mira Books), Literary Agent Lucienne Divers.

In the front: Robin Haseltime and Liese Sherwood-Fabre.

Pearl Wolfe, Kristin Wallace (our dear FRW Prez), Mary Ricksen, Mona and Nancy Cohen

Heather McLachlan, Kimberly Gonzales who coordinated the FRW Cruise Conference, and Micky Gibson.

At dinner, Mona and Literary agent Lucy Childs


Celia Yeary said...

MONA--oh, it looks wonderful. The Miami port is gorgeous, too. I loved seeing the photos and thanks for the identifications, too. Celia

Nightingale said...

What great photos. Wish I could have been there to share in all the fun!

Mona Risk said...

Celia and Linda--I wish you couldhave been there. In three days we were like best friends with the editors and agents. Even when they didn't request a manuscript they gave great advice.

Anonymous said...

Nice pictures, Mona. We had a great time. (Deb)

Anonymous said...

Terrific pictures, Mona! I know Sam has a treasure trove of even more. Lisa and I had a wonderful time with you two and all of the others. Thanks for sharing your memories. xoxo, Donna

Mona Risk said...

Debbie and Donna, glad to see you on my blog. Now that you know the way, stop by every day for more pictures. Tomorrow I am posting the Friday pictures.

Donna, it was lovely getting to know you better and meeting Lisa. Please say hi to her.

Sandra Cox said...

Ooh, the cruise looked like fun.

Mary Ricksen said...

It was so much fun! And your husband is the best! That's where a good portion of the great pics came from!
I wish I had been able to spend more time with you. But you were hard to find!!! Everyone should do this conference at least one time!!!

Maggie Toussaint said...

What a fun group! I remember enjoying this cruise a year or so ago. Thanks for posting the pictures. How do you stay so skinny with all the cruise food tempting you??? Maggie