Friday, February 16, 2007

Faces with Names...

…I love putting those together and meeting people that I normally only work with through cyberspace. Today I got to meet Rachel Overton and her twelve-year-old daughter, Caitlin. Many of you recognize Rachel’s name from your content reviews. She’s a great help to me in the Heartsong editing process. She also does proofreading for many of our books.

Rachel lives about two hours away from Barbour, and she and Caitlin drove down this morning to visit. I gave them the grand tour of the offices and warehouse, and then we had a nice lunch out with Annie, Becky, Connie, and Kelly. We had a great time chatting face-to-face about Barbour and Heartsong and life in general. (In the picture, from left to right are me, Annie, Rachel, Connie, and Caitlin. Becky took the picture, and Kelly was hiding.)

I’m glad Rachel lives close enough to come visit. Most of our freelancers and authors don’t. So…I think I should get to visit all those who are too far away to make a day trip to Barbour. Okay, mainly I just love to travel, but it would be great to visit all of you, too—in your “natural habitats.”

Who’s inviting me over? :)

5 comments:

Dana Mentink said...

Well you just come on over to California, JoAnne. It's in the seventies today. We'll stuff you full of California cheese and sourdough! Dana Mentink

Mary Connealy said...

JoAnne, You can come over ANYTIME. I'd wait until the current white out ground blizzard that almost killed us tonight is over, and maybe until the temperature will stay above zero all day long. Of course it sounds like you've got that where you live too.
I know what you mean about actually meeting people face to face. One of my friends Tamara Cooper was at conference and we knew each other really well in the same critique group. I'd bee mispronouncing her name in my head all that time. Plus I didn't know about her Texas accent. It just makes such a difference to meet someone.

JoAnne said...

Dana and Mary, I've never been to either of your states. I think I'd pick California right now and wait for spring for Nebraska! We've got enough snow of our own right now, and I'm sick of it :)

Dana Mentink said...

Snow? I'm not familiar with the term. It sounds unpleasant. Dana

Cara Putman said...

JoAnne, any time you want to head over to Indiana, just let me know. Depending on exactly where you are in Ohio, it might not be that far.

Cara :-)