The trip to Sedona has been a highlight of the year and especially with the pleasure and honor of meeting so many inspiring writers. I have come to realize that writers have a depth of character and strength beyond words! For myself, the journey and decision to reopen and relive a past sadness for the sake of telling my son’s story is not easy; however, the kindness and compassion of strangers quickly dissolved my worries and the story will be told. So thank you for not only sharing your talents and intriguing stories; but also for your understanding and empathy and compassionate hearts…it’s what the world needs more of.

Thanks Julie and Lisa for bringing us all together under the Sedona sunny skies to share your wisdom and skills of writing!

~ Darlene Simons