Silken Sands Conference

The Silken Sands Conference was wonderful! I spent time with agents, editors, and authors. The list of things that I learned could go on forever, but I know that you don’t want to hear about that. The beach was very inspirational and we even had our pitch sessions outside. It was hard to be nervous with the sound of the waves in the background.

Thank you to everyone who has prayed, sent good vibes, or any other positive energy my way. IT WORKED! We were only alloted two pitch sessions but thanks to the sun and a fair complexioned editor, I was able to pitch to three wonderful ladies. I received two requests for the first three chapter and a request for the full manuscript. For those of you who haven’t been through this, that means they are wanting to know more about my story. Please keep the prayers heading my way as these ladies hold my baby in their hands.

Now I knew that I was going to meet a lot of new people, and I knew that I would make new friends, but this one lady stands out from the rest. Jamie Farrell (click her name for her blog) and I met when I handed her a frog that was in the “goodie room.” This is a story for another day but suffice it to say that it was an ice breaker. She has the most cheerful personality and makes everything more fun. I really look forward to seeing her again.

I want to thank the ladies at the GCC for making my first conference so fun and memorable. I had a great time and can’t wait for our next one in 2012!


Now it’s your turn. How did you like the conference? What was your favorite part? And for those of you who didn’t attend, tell us about a meeting on the beach. Whether it was a stranger or a group of your friends, tell us about your fun.

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  1. That’s great news, Tammy! I’m so happy for you! It’s thrilling when you get that request. Yay!

    I’m not a beach person, I’m afraid. The last time I was on the beach, it was for a weekend getaway with some friends. They’re not beach people either as one of them was wearing black flannel pjs, socks with sandals, and another wore all black. I was a little more presentable since I’d been fishing, but still. It isn’t quite my thing, lol.

    I’m so glad you had fun!!

    • Thanks Danica. I really did have a blast.

      I would have loved to see that beach scene you described, too funny.

  2. Tammy, I had a great time as well. Silken Sands is always such a good conference and this year was no exception! I’m so glad you enjoyed it.

    • Thanks Fran. You are such an inspiration.

  3. We totally had a great time! It was a really fun conference and it was great to meet you and everyone else, Tammy!


    • I enjoyed meeting you too. I’m reading Cade right now even though I should be writing.

  4. Congratulations on a successful first conference, Tammy! And on your pitches:) Thank you for your help this weekend. I so appreciated it and I know the other members did too.

    Great pictures!

    • Thanks Manda. We couldn’t have done it without a great president, like you!

  5. The conference was a blast. Silken Sands is my favorite next to Heather Grahams. It was a new experience for me at this one since I was a regular member, and not just a visitor the earlier ones I attended. I finished my book, and pitched it for my first time. I didn’t die, and thrilling news is the publisher requested a full, and the agent requested one hundred and fifty pages. Which I sent off today. Woohoo.. so I’m very excited.
    How about you? How are you since the conference? Paula

    • I am so glad you enjoyed it. Congrats on the requests. I’m suffering from conference withdrawals still! I miss everybody and can’t wait to see you Saturday! 🙂

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