Monday, July 27, 2009

Novelists' Retreat Photos

Ah, what a wonderful time we've had. This is our group's 7th year to meet at our Idaho home in July. This year Francine Rivers joined our group--a great addition.
We spent half the days in plotting sessions, each of us coming away with plot points for a new novel. And the rest of the time we played.

Everyone is leaving this morning. We took hundreds of pictures. Here are a few of the weekend.

Traditional backyard photos. This year we're holding fans that we decorated and signed.
From left to right: Sharon Dunn, me, Francine Rivers, Karen Ball, Sunni Jeffers,
Tricia Goyer, Janet Ulbright, Ruth Seamands (my mom), Robin Lee Hatcher, Gayle DeSalles
(Tamera Alexander was unable to make it this year.)

Francine Rivers

Tricia Goyer

Plotting session on deck gazebo

Karen Ball posing with her fan

Robin Lee Hatcher and Sunni Jeffers

Mom and I are flying back to California today. Tomorrow we fly early to Kentucky for our family reunion. AND--this week my book, Deceit, is due.



Donna M. Kohlstrom said...

What a blast this must have been! I'm envious and wish I'd been there too!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow, looks like you had tons of fun. Have safe travels!

Sheila Deeth said...

Cool! Looks like such fun!

Krista Phillips said...

Oh, to have been a fly on the the wall... a piece of dirt on the floor... a drip of sweat from a brow... okay, SO getting carried away. LOVE the fans, looks like y'all had a blast!

Terra said...

These are great "fan lady" photos and what a wonderful time you fan ladies must have had.