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Pre-Conference Mix and Mingle

I’m late to the party, as usual, but in the process of preparing to go to ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) conference later this week, I stumbled across this fun Pre-Conference Mix & Mingle meme at Laurie Tomlinson’s site. Thanks, Laurie!

Name: Jenny Leo (writing as Jennifer Lamont Leo)

Location: Northern Idaho–the skinny part up near Canada

What you write/tagline: Historical fiction/”Sparkling Vintage Fiction”

Place in the book world: Pre-published author with one completed manuscript, one work in progress, a third waiting in the wings. Represented by Ann Byle of Credo Communications. First book is set in the 1920s, second in the 1930s, third in the 1910s.

On a scale of hugger to 10-foot-pole, please rate your personal space: Hand-shaker at first, but I magically transform into a hugger as friendship grows.

The unique talking point that will get you going for hours: Stories about “the good old days.”

People at home you’ll be missing: My husband, Thomas, two Feline-American family members, and my church family.

Conference goals we can pray for? That my will is aligned with God’s, knowing that his real purpose for sending me there might have nothing to do with my books.

Up for any contests/awards? Genesis finalist in the historical fiction category

Any disclosures, disclaimers, or crucial information we must know? When I feel under pressure, I talk to myself. So the woman you see in the hallway, murmuring to herself, complete with hand gestures…that’ll be me.

2 Responses to Pre-Conference Mix and Mingle

  • Thanks for participating, and congrats on the Genesis final! Are you near Coeur d’Alene? (Sorry–I’m awful at geography.)

    I will be the one smiling and nodding in camaraderie as I also talk to myself, usually calming myself down when I’m nervous!

  • Jennifer says:

    Haha! Yes, I live only about 25 miles north of Coeur d’Alene. Looking forward to meeting you at ACFW!

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