Since I am in my last semester at college, I've been working hard (or hardly working?) on getting some good experience and networking done in the hopes that I might get to graduate and actually have a JOB someday. Recently, I managed to score an internship at a local publishing company here in my hometown and was invited along with them to go to a writer's conference in Chicago! I sat in a basement and sold books all weekend, but I also got some good writing done! See?
Well, one of my new favorite writers (whose story I happen to be betaing) happens to live in Chicago... so...
Reena (penname Selene Liath) was nice enough to pick me up at my hotel and we went out for a couple drinks and dinner at Lizzie's, an Irish pub. We sat at our table for close to four hours and chatted (secrets, secrets! I know some!) and I hated to leave, but as I had to wake up at dark o'clock in the morning to catch a flight home, we reluctantly parted ways.
Everyone should go read and review her story, because she is fantastic, really nice, and a totally awesome person.