Okay, so I tackled serious stuff in my last post about ICRS, now I'll write about something fun.
The last night that I was in Orlando, Tyndale hosted an Author Appreciation Dinner at Epcot. It was so much fun! We had a banquet in the Great Hall of China, replete with Chinese food, incredible acrobats (I was so terrified that they were going to fall I could hardly watch), and wonderful conversation. After supper we enjoyed a dessert buffet of chocolate mousse and all the toppings. (Great idea for summer entertaining, by the way. They set it up like an ice cream bar--we scooped mousse into waffle cones and topped it with nuts, chocolate shavings, sprinkles, cherries, the works.) Then we walked to an outdoor plaza and watched the fireworks show over the lake. I felt like a little kid! And if you know me at all, you know that I love feeling like a kid.
Anyway, I'm so humbled and grateful to be a part of Tyndale! I love this company and the people in it. They certainly didn't have to throw a banquet to make me feel appreciated, but it was a wonderful evening even if I did feel very spoiled.
Here's a photo of our table. I'm afraid I had to steal it from Angela Hunt because although I took my camera to Epcot, I was dumb enough to forget to take pictures. Anyway, I'm second from the left between my lovely editor, Stephanie, and Francine Rivers. Isn't the table decor pretty? The orchids were real. I love orchids...