Monday, September 08, 2014

Pre-Conference Mix and Mingle

So, we're just over 2 weeks away from the 2014 ACFW Conference. YIKES! And YAY! I love conference. I love getting to see so many people and celebrate and learn and laugh and catch up. This will be my 8th ACFW Conference, and I'm excited. 

And I'm not the only one. The lovely Laurie Tomlinson has organized a pre-conference mix and mingle blog hop so that we can get to know each other a little better before we all descend on St. Louis. 

I've posted a few pictures of my favorite conference memories, then we'll get to the mix and mingle part.

Michelle Ule, Rebecca Germany, Me, Liz Johnson - the day we found out Log Cabin Christmas had made the New York Times Bestseller list! #CelebratingAtTheACFWBanquet!

Tina Radcliffe and Mary Connealy. Tina and I were Carol Award Finalists in 2012

Me and my lovely agent, Rachelle Gardner
Mary Connealy and I in 2009 with our Carol and Genesis Category Winner Awards

Here are the questions and my answers!

Name: Erica Vetsch
Location: Rochester, MN
What you write/tagline/trademark: Historical Romance / Stories that Testify to Love 
Place in the book world: Multi-published. Represented by the lovely Rachelle Gardner at Books & Such Literary Management. 
On a scale of hugger to 10-foot-pole, please rate your personal space:  ACFW is about the only place I hug people not related to me by birth or marriage. Rachel McMillian kinda nailed it on her blog by saying she's not much of a hugger, but at ACFW you don't have much choice. :D
The unique talking point that will get you going for hours: Books, writing, sports, particularly college basketball and my beloved Jayhawks. Rock Chalk!
Loved ones at home you’ll be missing: My husband is coming with me, as is his custom, so I'll be missing my daughter and son and my psychotically dependent cat who is pretty sure I've died every time I leave my house.
Conference goals we can pray for? That I can be an encouragement to others. 
Anything we can celebrate with you? Books 14-18 will release between 12/15 and 7/15. SQUEE!
One or two ways we can help you build your platform? Yes! You can like my author page on Facebook and check out the group blog I contribute to: Coffee Cups & Camisoles 


- Copy/paste and fill out your own answers (you don’t have to answer all of them!) in a post on your own website and paste the URL to that post (not your home page) using the handy link-up tool you will find on Laurie Tomlinson's Blog. Just click on the blue button below that says “Add your link”. If you don’t have a website, feel free to answer the questions in the comments below!
- Make sure to link back to this post after you fill out your answers so any of your readers who are conference attendees can participate, too! The more, the merrier.
- Click through the links below to get to know other conference attendees before St. Louis!


  1. Wow, Erica! Congratulations on your upcoming releases. That's fantastic news! Looking forward to meeting another Bookie at ACFW. :-)

    1. Yay! I look forward to meeting you! :)

  2. Hi Erica! Congrats on your upcoming releases! That's so awesome. Hope to cross paths and give you a squeeze in two weeks!

    1. Hi, Sara! I can't believe it's only another week! I hope we meet up sometime during the weekend to say hi!

  3. Hi Erica! Wow, 5 books in 8 months?! What a schedule... congrats! I'm adding you to my pre-conference prayer list, too. :)

    1. Thank you so much, Brandy!

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