Judith Ashley is the author of The Sacred Women's Circle series, romantic fiction that honors spiritual traditions that nurture the soul.
The first special event of my trip to the 2016 Desert Dreams Writers Conference was the day after I arrived, March 29, or the last Tuesday of the month, which is when the monthly chapter meeting is held.
While I’ve been a member of Desert Rose since January 2008 and the 2016 Desert Dreams Conference is the fifth one I’ve attended, the truth is I’ve never been to a chapter meeting!
And, I was so pleased to know I had a name tag. Not something written on a sticky “Hello” badge but a real live personal name tag.
Because I’ve been a member since 2008, I was eligible for longevity award…a rose pin. When I return in 2018, I’ll get a second one because I’ll have been a member for 10 years. It was great to see chapter members with four or five roses on their name tags!!!
In addition to my membership rose, I was also eligible for a Rose, Quill or Bead for each novel, novella or short story I’ve published.
What a thrill to pick out my beads!!!
The Beaded Lady from Las Vegas was vending at the conference and I bought the bracelet for the beads from her. Again, looking forward to 2018, I’ll have a few more beads coming home with me.
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