My heartfelt thanks go to Cuesta College for 30 years of exceptional programming presenting international best-selling authors and publishing industry representatives at the Central Coast Writers’ Conference. I’m compelled to note that when faced with the realization our keynote presenter, Anne Perry, was unavailable in person due to timing issues regarding her travel documents, Cuesta College’s Community Programs’ CCWC team and the SLO Library Foundation worked together with Anne Perry and Victoria Zackheim to technologically beam in Ms. Perry’s keynote presentations and her 75-minute workshop although it was 3 to 4 a.m. in Scotland.
We are sincerely grateful to our media partners for notifying the public at the same time Community Programs and the SLO Library Foundation notified our sponsors, registrants and ticket-holders, who graciously consoled, attended, then congratulated us for a magical literary journey with Anne Perry speaking from her heart from her writing desk in her Scottish home. Major kudos to the Cuesta Cultural and Performing Arts Center staff and especially the newly announced 2015 CCWC director, Teri Bayus, for guiding our Skype adventure. Anne Perry has promised a personal visit to San Luis Obispo when next appearing in the United States.