Chicago North Spring Fling–Win our swag!

Chicago North Spring Fling–Win our swag!

This weekend, Carrie and I were super busy. We headed down to the Chicago suburbs to attend the Chicago North Spring Fling. I hadn’t known what to expect, because I’d never been to a regional conference, but I was so damn happy I went. I had a blast. It was such a great time. I’d say that I was totally going next year, except the Spring Fling is only held every other year! Must be all the extra time they need to make it...

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Chicago North Spring Fling

Chicago North Spring Fling

Lorelie and I will be attending Chicago North RWA’s Spring Fling Conference, to be held in Chicago between April 25-26. This is exciting becuase it’s only held every two years, I get to see a ton of friends who’ve scattered to the publishing winds, and it’s within driving distance. That means far less strategizing when it comes to deciding what promo items to pack! We’ll have tons of books on offer for the big big...

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Appearance!

Have you always wanted to see both halves of Katie Porter in one room? Do you live anywhere within reasonable travel distance of Chicago? You’re in luck. Or we’re in luck. Because otherwise Carrie and I will be chattering away to an empty room. Which would be disconcertingly like my attempts at dating in high school–awkward and embarrassing. I DIGRESS. Carrie and I will be teaching a Co-Writing Workshop for Chicago-North RWA...

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RWA Nationals Wrap Up Pt. 2

RWA Nationals Wrap Up Pt. 2

Friday…I know I did stuff during the day, but I seem to have lost those things. The problem is that I knew what was coming later that afternoon–my first agency and publisher parties. I’ll tell you honestly, I was terrified. Seriously skeered. I mean, my whole Nationals experience started off with me pouring coffee down my shirt when flying out of O’Hare. Why would this be any better? And there were little plates of food...

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RWA Nationals Wrap Up Pt. 1

RWA Nationals Wrap Up Pt. 1

A week after Nationals isn’t too long, right? I mean, I didn’t even get to come straight home, so that ought to buy me like three days leeway at least. Plus I’m going to try to break this down as quick as I can, so I don’t get into this long and rambling essay about why it’s amazing spending five days in close proximity to brilliant women. (Mostly because my essay would probably be much less compelling than other...

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Hello from Atlanta!

Hello from Atlanta!

It must be conference season: I’m wearing stockings. And makeup that includes lipstick. Be wary, the world might end soon. Hopefully not before the end of the RWA National convention though. I plan to have a lot of fun! My first official event is drinks with friends. Can’t beat that with a stick. (Of course, from there things get busier and busier, but this is why I flew in on Tuesday. So I could have a two-hour nap to make up for my...

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