Saturday, November 03, 2007

Best. Meeting. Ever.

So Thursday I finally hauled myself off to my RWA chapter's monthly meeting. It's been a long time -- the summer break, then scheduling conflicts, conspired to keep me away. But I made it last night, and man I'm glad I did.

We had an experts panel, and let me tell you, it completely blew me away. In one room, we had:

A female patrol officer
A homicide detective
An EMT/firefighter
A former Ranger/Green Beret
A former pro bull rider/Marine sniper

I don't think I stopped taking notes all evening. My hand's still a little cramped up. It was AMAZING.

This is one of many, many reasons I love my RWA chapter.

And don't be surprised to find some heroes/heroines in these professions in my books sometime in the future. :)


Stacy~ said...

Wow, that sounds fabulous Kate! How exciting to learn all that stuff, especially since so many authors use these characters in their books. Very cool indeed.

Kate Davies said...

It sure was, Stacy! I was especially excited because I've got a bullrider story percolating and I was able to corner the guy and ask some plot-related questions that'll make writing this novella SOOOO much easier.