They both think I should focus exclusively on my fiction because there are so few writers providing that and people can learn a great deal through fiction.
After that meeting with Mrs. Dunlop, I overheard a young guy talking. He said there was a conference at The Westin. Well I couldn’t afford the hotel where the conference was so I bid on Priceline and ended up at the Westin. I asked the young man what the Westin conference was about and he said National Security.
I walked back over to my hotel. Turns out they had Senator Cruz, Congressman Gohmert. And many other people that I really wanted to hear. So I sat in on that conference for a while. (It was free). This one was in a small room so you were up close and personal with the speakers. Congressman Gohmert actually sat right next to me and we had a nice chat.
Then my jaw dropped. The final panel of the day led by former Assistant Secretary of Defense Frank Gaffney, was on potential threats to the US electrical grid. Namely the panel was concerned about Electromagnetic Pulse attacks. Which could disable the entire grid. My jaw dropped because my novel Going Green was about (spoiler alert) a terrorist attack to try and destroy the electrical grid!
After the panel got started and Congressman Gohmert had finished speaking and left the room, none other than Judge Jeanine Pirro comes and sits beside me! Judge Jeannie has her own show on Fox on Saturdays. She is very passionate about getting the word out regarding threats to the grid.
Afterward I spoke to Judge Jeanine and all the panel members. She took my card and gave me hers and she is very interested in getting a copy of my book. Then the panel (which included Congressmen, a General and other national security experts asks ME to go out to dinner with them!
I just got back and spent two hours with them. They all are interested in Going Green and the scenario I made up in that book!!
So think about that. I didn’t know that conference existed. I only ended up in this hotel because I am cheap and big on Priceline not knowing what hotel I would end up in. And then I literally just fall into this dinner and possibly a future appearance on Fox!!
God told me to go and when I got here he showed me what was next. WOW! And this is only the first day! By Faith…