2014 Pre-Conference Mixer
So the awesomesauce Laurie Tomlinson did this pre-conference mixer last year – and she’s doing it again this year! The idea is to get to know peeps before you get to St. Louis – especially if you don’t already know people :). So here’s me!!! 😀
Name: Carol Moncado
Location: Springfield, MO area
What you write/tagline/trademark: Contemporary Romance / Romantic Dramedy in the Ozarks (and the Alps!) (At least two series are set partially in the Alps anyway… ;))
Place in the book world: Pre-published author represented by Tamela Hancock Murray of the Steve Laube Agency. I’m current working on what will be my 13th or 14th complete manuscript (I’ve lost count and don’t wanna go check ;)). My goal is to have the first draft done before conference. I’m also working on edits etc. to several others.
On a scale of hugger to 10-foot-pole, please rate your personal space: Hugs galore! The best part of conference!
The unique talking point that will get you going for hours: Books, duh!
Loved ones at home you’ll be missing: My husband, three daughters (12, 10, 9), son (7), and 5lb YorkiePoo who is a total mama’s boy and may or may not forgive me for the five days I’ll be gone.
Anything we can celebrate with you? Nothing official at the moment, but you can sign up for my newsletter to be among the first to find out when the time comes ;).
One or two ways we can help you build your platform? Yes! Check out my Facebook page, follow the InspyRomance blog, or hop over to Twitter :).
Aww! Your yorkiepoo sounds adorable. I’m in need of a photo!
You shall have one! Later. I’m at work now ;).
[And I don’t know why you went to moderation – I KNOW you’ve commented before… :p]
Yay! It’s going to be a great conference!
YAY! I know you’re hoping for Thursday, but I would LOVE to be roomies for one night :D. Because… Laurie. 😉 Can’t wait!
Yeah!!!! Can’t wait to claim my carol hug!!
You got it! And cookies? Because there will be cookies! 😀
[Not sure why you went to moderation either – thought for sure you’d commented before… and according to my Kindle, I have 15 minutes left in A Side of Faith… ;)]
Can’t wait to meet you both!
Back atcha, Renee! See you there!
This mix&mingle was a great idea. Looking forward to meeting you, and everyone else, at the conference.
Laurie hit on a winner with this idea!
Can’t wait to meet you at the conference! Its exciting that you are going to meet your agent. I am meeting mmine, too!
Hi Dana! That’s awesome! It’ll be different having a meeting with her rather than a pitch appointment like in the past! That’s for sure!
I’m excited to see you… with or without cookies. 😉
Aw! You’re so sweet Jill! Can’t wait to see you!
Excited to meet you, I’m signed with Tamela too! And wow, 13 or 14 manuscripts that’s amazing commitment!
Back atcha! Always nice to meet an agent-mate! And it’s either commitment… or crazy. One of the two ;).
And a check of the spreadsheet says this will be my 13th complete :D.
Hi Carol! I’m a hugger too so expect one from me! When you called me last year and said I was a YA finalist for First Impressions it was literally the “best day ever”! For that you get a squeeze!
Absolutely! I remember! Can’t wait!
Hi Carol! I’m excited to get to know you here, and I can’t wait to see you at ACFW. Please say hi if you see me wandering. 🙂
Ashley – back atcha! Can’t wait!
Hi Carol! I know we met at last year’s conference, so it will be good to see you again!
Yay! Can’t wait!!!
Hi Carol. I feel like I’m late for the party, but I hope we will get to meet in person at the conference. This will be my first time attending and I’m so excited to be going. Can’t wait to meet you and everyone else.
I will likely be at the first timers meeting – look for me!
I plan to be there as well. Can’t wait to meet you.