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After the Romance Conference...

The following photos are a sampling of the events at the 2006 Turning the Pages of Romance conference, held April 8th at Lincoln's downtown Holiday Inn hotel. These photos are merely thumbnail versions. To see a larger version, click on the small photos, and make sure the subsequent window is expanded to full-size.

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Audience pays attention as toastmaster Cindy Kirk, a Lincoln romance author, starts the morning off.
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Attendees listen to Rachel Gibson's keynote address, including authors Melanie Schuster and Kim Louise in the center foreground of this picture.

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Theresa Alan
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Jennifer Ashley
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Pam Crooks
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Jodi Dawson
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Michele Dunaway
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Kim Louise

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Leigh Michaels
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Nancy J. Parra
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Melanie Schuster
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Jodi Thomas
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Carol Umberger
We apologize, but no individual image of Rachel Gibson is available from the opening comments

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Author Q&A Session with Michele Dunaway, Carol Umberger, toastmaster Cindy Kirk and Jodi Thomas
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"What's in a Name?" panel discussion, with authors (from left) Jodi Dawson, Jennifer Ashley, Leigh Michaels and Kim Louise

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"So You Think You're Funny?" panel discussion, with host Marcy Graybill, and authors (l to r) Rachel Gibson, Theresa Alan and Melanie Schuster
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Some of the dozens of free bookmarks, flyers, pins and other goodies available for the attendees

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Even more free goodies for conference participants!
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Author Q&A Session with Jodi Dawson, Nancy J. Parra, Jodi Thomas and Melanie Schuster

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A selection of some of the many gift baskets that went to several of our lucky attendees!
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Guest of Honor Rachel Gibson signs books for her fans in the Author Signing session
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Lincoln City Libraries' Assistant Director Mary Johns checks out some of the dozens of books available in the signing room
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(l to r) Michele Dunaway, Kim Louise, Leigh Michaels and Nancy J. Parra in the Author Signing session

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(l to r) Jodi Thomas, Melanie Schuster and Carol Umberger at the Author Signing session
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(l to r) Theresa Alan, Jennifer Ashley, Pam Crooks and Jodi Dawson at the Author Signing session

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"Marketing: From Fabio to Flowers" discussion panel, with authors (l to r) Michele Dunaway, Jennifer Ashley, Rachel Gibson and Pam Crooks
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Author Q&A Session with (l to r) Rachel Gibson, Leigh Michaels and Pam Crooks

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"Breathing Life Into History" discussion panel, with authors (l to r) Jennifer Ashley, Carol Umberger and Jodi Thomas
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Author Q&A Session with (l to r) Jennifer Ashley, Theresa Alan and Melanie Schuster

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"You Want Me to do What? Author vs. Publisher" discussion panel, with authors (l to r) Kim Louise, Nancy J. Parra, Jodi Dawson, Pam Crooks and Leigh Michaels
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"e-Romance: Navigating Online Resources for Readers and Writers discussion panel and demonstration*, with presenter Scott Clark and authors (l to r) Jodi Thomas, Rachel Gibson and Michele Dunaway
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Conference organizer Rebecca Lee and toastmaster Cindy Kirk offer closing comments

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Conference attendees listen to Rebecca Lee and Cindy Kirk as they wrap up this year's event
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All of the 2006 authors: (l to r): Carol Umberger, Rachel Gibson, Jennifer Ashley, Leigh Michaels, Nancy J. Parra, Theresa Alan, Jodi Dawson, Kim Louise, Jodi Thomas, Michele Dunaway, Melanie Schuster (in back) and Pam Crooks

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A second group shot: (l to r): Umberger, Gibson, Ashley, Michaels, Parra, Alan, Dawson, Louise, Thomas, Dunaway, Schuster (in back) and Crooks
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Another group shot: (l to r): Umberger, Gibson, Ashley, Michaels, Parra, Alan, Dawson, Louise, Thomas, Dunaway, Schuster (in back) and Crooks

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A final group shot: (l to r): Umberger, Gibson, Ashley (in back), Michaels, Parra, Alan, Dawson, Louise, Thomas, Dunaway, Schuster and Crooks

[We apologize for the grainy quality of some of these photos, and we're currently seeking any higer quality photos taken by other attendees of the conference!]

To be added to our updates list for future Turning the Pages of Romance Conference news and announcements, contact Rebecca at:
402-441-4465, or by e-mail at romance@lincolnlibraries.org

If you've got additional photos from this year's (or any year's) Romance Conference that you'd be willing to share with us on our conference Web site, please contact us at either the phone or e-mail address above, or by e-mail to the BookGuide staff at: bookguide@lincolnlibraries.org

* -- the Web page of Online Romance Resources used in the "e-Romance..." demonstration is available on the Lincoln City Libraries' BookGuide Web site at: Romance Resources.


This page last updated April 17, 2006

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