Thursday, June 26, 2014


Wow. ICRS was amazing, as always! I told someone while I was there that ICRS and the Christy Awards are like crack to a book lover like me! LOL I arrived Sunday afternoon and hardly took a breath until my plane landed back in Texas Tuesday night. I was exhausted when I got home, not only from the busy schedule and the adrenaline, but from the delayed effect of working right before I left with not enough sleep Saturday night compounded by not sleeping well while I was in Atlanta. So yesterday my goal of being productive and transcribing some interviews vanished in a series of naps!

I'll be sharing my interviews in the days and weeks to come. Highlights include:

  • Finally meeting Angela Hunt in person and interviewing her. What a delight she is!
  • Meeting Mark Hall of Casting Crowns at his book signing for Thrive, which enlarges on the group's song by the same name.
  • Meeting Todd Starnes of Fox News and getting a signed copy of his book God Less America
  • Interviews with authors Hannah Alexander, Katherine Reay, Irene Hannon, Lynette Eason, Karen Witemeyer, Cynthia Ruchti, Robin Jones Gunn and more
  • Meeting and interviewing Alan Powell of Anthem Lights about his music and upcoming movie, and getting a videotaped message for my girl and her friend, ensuring my Mom of the Year Status!
  • Books, books, and more books!
  • The Christy Awards, of course!
  • Informal chats with author friends, breakfasts and dinners together
  • Rooming with Jocelyn Green - such fun we had!

Moody's Promo Pillar
of Jocelyn Green's books

Brandilyn Collins at the Christy Awards

Alan Powell of Anthem Lights

Todd Starnes

Angela Hunt

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Unknown said...

Sounds like a fun experience! I have seen many authors post about ICRS and the Christy Awards. I'm not sure what it's all about. I look forward to read your interviews and hear more about it!

Irene Hannon said...

It was such a treat to meet you, Linda. I enjoyed our chat. Glad you had such a great trip!

Angela said...

So glad we were FINALLY able to meet up! You're a delight, and I really enjoyed our talking together. Now I get to sit back and read about all the fun things you did!


Michelle said...

How awesome you were able to get these interviews.
I look forward to reading the posts.