8 days until the Golden Heart and Rita awards!

flower 8Just over a week until the award ceremony! I’m excited – and I know a lot of other people who are, too.

But more than anticipation of hearing whose name will be called on July 20th, I’m excited for the conference experience. In the past, workshops and pitch opportunities have been my focus. This year will be different. Networking is always a big part of conference-going, but this is the first time I’ve had so many new people with whom to connect. How exciting!

Our Golden Heart® group, the Lucky 13s, is full of wonderful women with big personalities, and we’ve developed a bond over the past few months. I get to meet more of them next week, although after reading so many of their blogs, I feel like they are already old friends.

I’m also looking forward to catching up with friends I’ve met at past conferences, or in online classes.

And this doesn’t count the deepening of the relationships with members of my local chapter, Louisville Romance Writers. It’s always fun to share rides, hotel rooms, luncheon speeches, and workshop notes with friends. We’ll miss Angie, whose plans took a detour, and Lisa, who’s never missed a conference (as far as I know). It’s going to be Ru’s first conference, and we’ll do our best to make sure it’s the best it can be for her!

Today’s plans? Work on my pitches, and start wrapping up loose ends. Tuesday will be here before I know it… 🙂


About Leslie Lynch

Leslie gives voice to characters who struggle to find healing for their brokenness – and discover unconventional solutions to life’s unexpected twists. Her manuscript, Hijacked, was a finalist in the Romance Writers of America® 2013 Golden Heart® contest, and attained Amazon Best Seller status in its category when published. Other books by Leslie include Unholy Bonds, Opal's Jubilee, and novellas Christmas Hope and Christmas Grace. A graduate of Spalding University's low-residency MFA program, she is an occasional contributor to the Archdiocese of Indianapolis’s weekly paper, The Criterion, and can be found on facebook at Leslie Lynch Writes, as well as Twitter @Leslie_Lynch_
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2 Responses to 8 days until the Golden Heart and Rita awards!

  1. Don Mulcare says:


    Thanks for sharing the excitement, your professional preparation, your generous and engaging spirit with your blog buddies. You and your GH companions have so much ahead of you.

    Fr. Patrick Killilea, sscc, the pastor of St. Francis Parish, Kalaupapa, Molokai, Hawaii has included you in his prayers.

    God bless,


  2. Leslie Lynch says:

    Wow! Prayers from around the world! He lives in a beautiful place, and I appreciate prayers no matter where they originate. 🙂

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