Ah, my alter-ego rides again!
Ten years ago, I started a blog with Andrea Laurence, Dani Wade, Marilyn Baxter, and Kira Sinclair. We were just starting out, unpublished and with so much to learn, and there’s safety in numbers, you know. Linda Howard, Linda Winstead Jones, and Beverly Barton had nicknamed us “The Children,” so we built ourselves a Playground. We blogged, we offered advice, we shared info and insight as we got it, and we made a lot of friends along the way.
Then we accomplished what we set out to do — we all got published. It was great, but it was just too hard to keep the Playground running as our careers took off. But I’m still friends with these ladies, and they still keep me sane, and we will always be the Playfriends of the Writing Playground.
This photo was taken at the 2010 RWA conference in Orlando as we’re all glammed up for the Harlequin party. Don’t we look pretty? For people who spend most of their time in PJs and sweats, the chance to get all dressed up is always fun. Of course, kicking off our shoes and dancing the night away is also pretty fun.
As part of our birthday celebration, we’re giving away a $50 gift card to Out of Print clothing. To enter, visit all five of the Playfriend’s websites (listed below). Each picture has a theme word. Enter all five of the theme words at www.andrealaurence.com/contest and we’ll pick a random winner from the correct entries.
For the contest, my birthday keyword is “GLAM.” Gather the other words at the websites below: