I planned to ride in with Charlie, who's been my excellent hotel roomie now through four conferences. But an icy gray day punctuated by a Nor'Easter that was more blather than bluster left me craving the warmth of my little home on the hill. So I instead headed up on Friday with my good pal Philip Perron, who runs the fantastic Dark Discussions podcast. Philip is effortless to hang with. We arrived to Portsmouth and the hotel wherein the conference was in full swing to be greeted by dozens of beloved faces -- friends from our writer's group, the Dents, even new chums known formerly only via Facebook, like the inimitable and vibrant Mandy DeGeit.
|Friday night with the Sisters Dent|
|With Marianne Halbert and our beloved babies|