had been there earlier that day.
I was so disappointed.
Of course, when I got home, I googled her
and learned about an Arkansas author who'd made it into print with the line I'd been targeting.
gave me hope.
could do it, so could I.
I took the book with me to the Minnesota ACFW Conference that year, hoping to get her
to sign it.
Linda introduced me to Christine
, but in my brain-dead-from-learning state, I forgot the book.
In awe, I tried to tell Christine
how much I enjoyed her
book and hoped my ramblings made sense.
The next year, I signed a contract with Heartsong Presents and got an invitation to the Barbour author reception at the 2009 ACFW Conference in Denver.
Guess who I sat with?
two sisters, and her
sisters write cozy mysteries together, while her
niece writes romance.
Not so with Christine
characters come to life and drag you into their stories in each book.
At some point, I have to read Arkansas, her
three in one collection.
And since there are more books to both series I've dabbled in, I have a lot of catching up to do.
Disclaimer: I've read and met a secular Arkansas author who positively stunk, in my humble opinion, so I'm not biased because of the Arkansas connection or because I've met Christine
She's a great writer.