Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Sumter bound for the SCHEA conference

(old cover, awaiting the new one for the rerelease of Wilderness next month)

This weekend, I'm heading to Sumter, SC, for the SCHEA (South Carolina Home Educators Association) conference. Friday will be a fast day since my workshop, Writing Roads, is scheduled for the kids right after lunch at 1:30. I don't know which room I'll be in yet, but am hoping to be in the same building as the exhibitor hall in one of the back classrooms there. My daughter's friend will be going with me again to help out; she's such a good helper.

I have all our maps and information already printed out and have a few surprises for her in the car. We have made plans to eat at a small, hole-in-the-wall restaurant we ate at last year; for a local place the food was very good. I'm looking forward to a new trip. Hoping to be able to show my new cover for State of Wilderness (hurry up Heather and get me the cover so I can show it off - lol) and will have a printed copy of State of Acceleration's cover for display too. I hope we have enough books on hand and hope people are buying. I've checked the vendor/exhibitor list and it doesn't seem there are as many folks this year as there were last year so that could be a disadvantage in that there may not be as many attendees either or it can work to our advantage in that there aren't that many folks to browse from and therefore, we will do very well sales wise. Wish us luck; I'll post after the weekend.


Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Good luck Elysabeth .. fewer people in some ways can give you more time with them .. especially with your helper - she sounds very useful.

Am sure all will go well .. all planned and prepared .. then you can relax and enjoy the attendees etc .. cheers Hilary

Donna M. McDine said...


Best wishes for a successful conference and safe travels!

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