I had the great good fortune to meet Gail Martin and her daughter, Cindi Ross, this week-end in person. All three of us have work posted at OurEcho. All three of us live in Kansas, but I knew both of them only through the OurEcho community.
We all attended the Kansas Authors state convention this week-end so had a chance to get to know one another. I feel very privileged to call Gail and Cindi "Friend" for they are two outstanding individuals. Both have given a great deal to the Kansas Authors organization through the years. Besides that they are lovely people, warm and friendly as well as witty and having a sense of humor. My only regret concerning my time spent with them is that we did not get a picture of the three of us.
I taught two workshops on the subject of publishing your work online, and I gave OurEcho a good plug, so I'm hoping to see some new writers here soon. Gail came to one the sessions I taught, and she added her own plug for OurEcho.
In closing let me add a word of encouragement to those of you who like to write. Find a writer's conference in or near the area where you live. if you've never attended a meeting like this, you'll be surprised at how inspirational they can be. I always come home with the desire to sit down and write a new story. Plus it's fun to spend time with people who have the same interest you do. And most of all, you always learn something about the craft of writing.