American Librarian Association Conference


I was invited by Indie Book Awards president to participate in a wonderful conference located in Washington DC from July 20-25th. Met many authors and publisheres. There were thousands of exibitors and shoppers. I have never been in such a huge building as this one (Walter E. Washington Conference Center in DC) Had time to see many monuments, too. Traffic was unbelievable, but we walked almost all the time when we went out of the hotel and conference center.




Surprised to meet Lead singers of Temptations, Drifters, and

I met some famous people:  Two Lead singers for the Platters and Temptations and Drifters. We had a nice chat the day before I heard them sing STAND BY ME and MY GIRL at the concert the next day. Just to say, you never know who you will meet next.

I met  another famous person:  Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. Winner of America’s Got Talent. The day before the concert, when Landau and I were talking, he shared how God had led him from rags to a Hollywood star. We shared alot of ways God had led us into our purposes. He invited me and my husband to come to his concert the next night. Even though I had been talking to Joe at the book signing table, I never knew he was a lead singer for one of my favorite songs until I attended the concert. So glad I did. These three men were awesome and both my husband and I enjoyed their friendship and their singing.