First, cause KC Dyer wears fabulous stockings, such that I am contemplating buying some just like it for my return trip to Surrey.
Second, cause KC Dyer is part of the unrivaled conference organizing team behind the magic that is the Surrey Writing Conference. You all know how much I hate conferences. Well I don't hate Surrey. I love it.
Third, because yesterday while at the LIRW lunch yesterday, I was astounded to be seated with not one, not two, but THREE people who'd attended the Surrey Writing conference. There was Jen from Long Island, Ginger from Texas, and Julie from..of all places...Oregon. And not just anywhere in Oregon, she lived in the same town I did, when I lived there. I about dropped my fangs with surprise.
Well naturally much hilarity ensued. Despite not winning the raffle basket of ice cream supplies (cause really what goes better with scotch than ice cream!) we managed to have so much fun that I spontaneously asked them to join me later that evening at the Lee Child reading and post reading party. And they did!
And this is why KC Dyer should rule the world: she runs a conference that makes it easy to connect with people, that treats agents so nicely that even curmudgeonly sardonic cold cruel hate-to-leave-NYC ones love to come. And she runs a conference that serves the needs of writers at various stages of their careers.
KC Dyer and the Surrey Conference rock. You'd be smart to go if you're thinking of doing a conference this year. Take note of that Jen, Ginger and Julie. Be there, or be afraid. I know where you live!!