The group was most gracious. My friend Eva Mahoney and the President of Pen & Keyboard, Vivian, asked me to speak "On Writing Romance". So I did.
Al is very supportive in my writing endeavors. And I hope that someday I can earn my way through my writing.
During my talk Al was busy taking notes that included things like:
You were nervous about halfway through, but it got better.
You talked to fast when you got to sub genres, I couldn't write it all down.
You mentioned heat levels but you didn't explain, I don't know what that means....
Kathy: Did you get Vivian's last name? I want to send her a note...
Kathy (stop): No. No, Vivian Leigh played in Gone With the Wind and Streetcar Named Desire. I don't think her name is Vivan Leigh...
Al (thinks for a second): Zabel. Z - A - B - E - L