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.

Conference goals we can pray for? I’m not pitching this year. I *am* hostessing for two workshops and I’m gonna have to figure out what all that entails and then do a good job. I’m planning to soak up a bunch of knowledge this year – plus have a face-to-face with my agent (not the first time we’ve met but the first time since I signed with her) and a couple other meetings – all of which I’d like to go well :).

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 :).