It doesn't seem that long ago, but on this day 2015 I was thoroughly enjoying myself in Williamsburg, Virginia, with my dearest friends Cathy & Ray Helms, staying at Newport House B & B with two more very dear friends, John and Cathy Millar.
The experience of celebrating 4th July at what used to be the Capitol of Virginia was an experience I'll never forget - even if I did have to mutter 'God Bless King George' under my breath!
The trip started at Denver for a Conference (sadly I now have nothing to do with HNS as a society, but I fully intend to stay in touch with all the wonderful people who are friends, fellow writers and much valued readers). From my POV our part in the Conference - that's moi, Alison Morton, Anna Belfrage and Geri Clouston CEO of IndieBRAG, went well - especially the social side. It was wonderful to be able to say hello to so many lovely people I would not have otherwise met.
(and just to be honest here: to the snide naysayers who whispered and complained and moaned about Indie Writers and everything Indie being included in the 2015 and the 2016 conferences, your attitude was a disgraceful negativity which eventually led to me quitting the HNS with no intention of ever returning. Indie writers are here to stay. We're just as good as traditional authors and there is absolutely no place for these priggish, opinionated and snobbish attitudes within the literary world.
A good book is a good book - however it is published.)
|Alison, Geri, Anna, Moi, |
and sorry I've forgotten the last guy's name
all photos (except where mentioned) ©CathyHelms www.avalongraphics.org
|Indie and proud of it!|
|a laugh at Breakfast!|
|Newport House B&B |
CELEBRATING 4th JULY (2015)
in Colonial Williamsburg!
|the Coffee Shop|
|The gaol where Blackbeard's crew were held |
and my Jesamiah has been 'entertained'
|The Kings Arms|
where I met more friends (Judy & James Hanna)
for a wonderful meal
|Cathy Millar's beautiful garden|
|Happy 4th July America!|
I am proud to have one of my book covers (designed by Cathy Helms) as a finalist for the IndieBRAG cover design of the year
Please DO vote
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for the cover designs of your choice
(this graphic designed by Anna Belfrage)