I arrived at my first-ever huge, well known, but shall remain anonymous book conference. I was thrilled because:
- my first book had come out, and
- I was on a panel and was going to share a table with well-known authors and editors!
I looked at the rows of expectant faces. I was alone.
Thank heavens two authors in the audience saw my plight and jumped in, one posing questions I jotted down for her, the other sitting next to me and being absolutely fun and professional.
My opinion of those two authors soared. I buy every single book they put out.
My opinion of the conference plunged. It'll be a cold day in hell before I shell out my money to go again.