|Cynthia Henzel with new release and Vivian Zabel, publisher|
Several of us arrived at Embassy Suites in Oklahoma City beginning April 30, with others following May 1, when actual sessions began. We had staff and authors attend from Texas, Arizona, and Oklahoma. I'm not sure who traveled the farther, Holly Jahangiri from Houston or Cynthia Henzel from Tucson. Jacque Graham, Renee' LaViness, Vickey Malone, Jen Nipps (our new assistant to the editor-in-chief), Nikola Marshall (a new acquisition editor) and I represented the editorial staff and board. Authors attending included Janet K. Brown, Jim Laughter, Tony LoPresti, Cynthia Henzel (whose first novel with 4RV made its debute), and Holly Jahangiri, as well as me.
When winners were announced at Saturday's banquet, some 4RV authors received awards.
|Cynthia Henzel with her 1st place certificate and check|
|Holly Jahangiri with her 2nd place|
|Vivian Zabel with her 2nd place award|
We had an enjoyable time, learned much to help with our writing and publishing business. Hopefully, next year we'll have more 4RV people enter the contest, attend the conference, and bring home awards.