After two years of not being able to attend our own RWA conference, this was my year again at last! Like many other writers who also make it to writers' conferences, I did arrive in Sydney feeling weary from the efforts of simply getting ready. For me this time there were several extra events during my three weeks on the Australian mainland I also had to prepare for - as well as trying to leave an "orderly" house for my husband, Ray. During the weeks leading up to RWA it had become very evident once again how God is a fantastic organiser of schedules! He opened up so many wonderful opportunities to meet old friends not only at the RWA conference but each weekend afterwards.