On Saturday night at the conference gala, my friend Becky and I were looking for a table. We apparently were on the wrong side of the room, as all the tables were reserved. Just as we started to walk in another direction, a sweet lady called us to sit at her table. Come to find out, she was one of the nominees for an award that evening! Miss Liz Johnson is her name.
So we sit down and get comfy. A cute, petite blond gal sat next to me. When Liz introduced us, I found out that the sweet lady is the Book Buyer for a large book store chain! This is the one the publishing houses go to and ask her to put their books on the shelves at the book stores.
I must say, she was probably the sweetest person I met at the conference. I told her about my two novels and she said, "I'd read them."
Anyway, meeting the author and employee of the book store chain was yet another great opportunity for connections.
Pretty soon, I'm going to have the characters of my novels start guest-posting for me. That should be fun! :-)