7 Quick Takes Friday – Conference Highlights Part I

Please join me and other Catholic bloggers at Jen’s Conversion Diary for 7 Quick Takes Friday.

I’m still “recuperating” from the Catholic Writers Conference/CNMC/Catholic Marketing Network Trade Show in Dallas last week. It was exhilarating and utterly amazing to meet and spend time with so many like-minded Catholics. I can’t wait to attend next year (despite the exhaustion I’m still feeling). However, before I get to the Quick Takes, I wanted to wish my second oldest son, Ben, a very Happy 23rd Birthday!

Today will be an all photo Quick Takes with cool photos from some famous and yet-to-be famous Catholics!

1. Jennifer Fulwiler
I’ve been wanting to meet Jennifer Fulwiler from Conversion Diary since I began reading her blog and participating in 7 Quick Takes last year. She’s one of the most entertaining bloggers I know. In the photo below, you’ll notice that we are both sitting. Something I didn’t know is that Jen is quite tall. Well, when I take photos with tall people, the only thing that usually shows up is my head. Hmmmm. Jen came up with the idea for the sitting photo. Thanks again, Jen!

2. Jeff Cavins
Okay, so Jeff is also tall, but at least some of my body got into this photo. He’s a great guy and he actually asked me for marketing advice. Cool.

3. Doug Keck from EWTN’s Bookmark
I had an opportunity to be interviewed by Doug Keck, host of EWTN’s Bookmark. He’s a great interviewer and a really nice guy.

4. Immaculee
I know this isn’t an actual picture with Immaculee, but I did get to meet her and asked someone to take a photo. Unfortunately, the photo was accidentally deleted, so I figured that this was the next best thing. Immaculee is also very tall, beautiful and downright saintly. If you haven’t already read her books, check them out at this link.

5. Author and Blogger Sarah Reinhard
Sarah is one of my favorite authors and bloggers. She’s funny, enthusiastic and just a great person to be around.

6. Val Bianco and AnnMarie Creedon
Val Bianco is the author of Sons of Cain, a Catholic thriller. He’s a big teddy bear of a guy! (If you haven’t read his book yet, I highly recommend it!) To his left is AnnMarie Creedon, author of Angela’s Song, Full Quiver’s soon-to-be-released Catholic novel.

7. Catholic Mom Contributor Photo
Lisa Hendey, founder of Catholic Mom, arranged for attending contributors to pose for a group photo. Lots of well-known Catholics in this photo! Which contributors can you recognize?

photo courtesy Lisa Hendey

Next week: Conference Highlights Part II.

For more Quick Takes, check out Conversion Diary.

Unless otherwise noted, photos and text copyright Ellen Gable Hrkach.

11 thoughts on “7 Quick Takes Friday – Conference Highlights Part I

  1. Dear Ellen: We have been corresponding on my website link email. I would like you to change my email connection with you to jlevye (at) yahoo.ca as it is the one that I check more frequently. Enjoyed your photos and comments about the Catholic Writer’s Conference. I had subscribed to your blog a few weeks ago, so it has allowed me to keep track of you. You sent me a note that you have my book, The Road Home: A Journey of Faith. I will not be expecting a comment from you for awhile. I know life must certainly be hectic for you. I do understand. I work as the Associate Editor of the Sacred Heart Messenger two days a week, look after my 86 year old husband, and visit my 90 year old mother in Cornwall monthly, as well as try to write a new book, do the Adoration Chapel newsletter for Cornwall, and keep a weekly column alive in the Cornwall newspaper. Don’t have a blog. Maybe one day. But have enjoyed yours and wish you continued success with it. Have a great weekend. I always bake a cake for my family on Our Lady’s birthday. That will be my afternoon job today. Happy Feast Day of Our Blessed Mother, tomorrow! Joan Levy Earle

  2. Enjoyed your list! Recognized some of them as I read some of their blogs as well! Loved the pictures, too. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Pingback: 7 Quick Takes Friday – Conference Highlights Part II « Plot Line and Sinker

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