“I was invited by an author, just by chance, to the first Penned Con in 2014. I had a really amazing time meeting authors, whose books I had read, and those who were completely new to me. I decided that I needed-NEEDED-to go back the next year. And I did-in 2015 and 2016, as well. And what strikes me every year is how smoothly everything goes and how Rick and Amy, although having a young child there and Amy, her own books to sell, seem utterly in control.

The best part of all of this is that everyone becomes a community by the end of the weekend and we all know that we are doing this, ultimately, for a bigger reason. Because we all believe in the cause. We want to help Rick and Amy-in any way possible-cut Action for Autism the biggest check possible and help as many children with their therapy as we can. How could any other event even compare with that?”

~Attendee Shannon Keith