Thursday, August 27, 2015

2015 Pre-Conference Mix and Mingle

One of my fellow AlleyCats, Laurie Tomlinson, is hosting a Pre-Conference Mix and Mingle! I am so excited to see her this year at ACFW! Sad that my crit partner and several AlleyCats won't make it, but excited to see the many friends who I only get to see at this special time of my year!

So here are some questions I'll answer for the mix and mingle! Can't wait to learn about some of you all!

Name: Angie Dicken
Location: Iowa
Place in the book world: Pre-published author represented by Tamela Hancock Murray of the Steve Laube Agency. Currently working on my seventh manuscript while the sixth is out on submission!
On a scale of hugger to 10-foot-pole, please rate your personal space: I like hugs, but I am not always confident enough to initiate them! So, I will say 7.
The unique talking point that will get you going for hours: Tudor History, Europe, History, Food!, Memories
Loved ones at home you’ll be missing: Hubby, three sons and a little girl--but they do fine on their own. Just preparing myself for the "interesting" condition the house might be in when I get home!
Conference goals we can pray for? My goal is to spend quality time with my dear friends and MAKE NEW ONES! I want to have good conversations with friends AND editors--as more of a relationship-building dialogue and less of a sales pitch.
Anything we can celebrate with you? That I have finally taken the plunge into building platform/social media! It was overwhelming at first, but now I am meeting so many great people out there! 
One or two ways we can help you build your platform? You can like my author page on Facebook and follow me on Twitter and Pinterest! I am so loving Pinterest as a research tool and brainstorming tool for my books!


  1. You too, Preslaysa! ACFW is such a great experience.:)

  2. I'm looking forward to meeting you, Angie! I've been blogging for years, but I've been trying to build/create a website for the ACFW conference, so I get what you mean about it being overwhelming! :)

  3. Looking forward to making new friends also. And I agree the whole social media thing is overwhelming and crazy. So are all the things the agents and editors ask us to bring. I guess its all part of being the newbie.

  4. "A relationship-building dialogue" ... yes.

  5. Oh, don't you worry. I'll initiate a big hug for the beeeautiful One-Sheet you created for my story. :) Thanks again--so looking forward to meeting you, Angie!