I’m Leaving, On A Jet Plane…

July 30, 2015

a_single_shard…for the 2015 Society of Children’s Writers and Illustrators Summer Conference in LA!

I am super stoked about this opportunity, one I wouldn’t have had without the Martha Weston grant (thanks, grant committee!). I’m looking forward to learning new writing skills I can apply to my teen fantasy novel, getting some up-to-the-minute insider info on the publishing industry, and maybe even having a chance to meet some authors, agents, and editors whose work I really admire.

There are two authors I will definitely get to meet. I’m taking intensive craft-building workshops with Linda Sue Park, winner of the Newbery Medal for A Single Shard, and with Shannon Hale, author of Princess Academy and Austenland, both of which I love with muppet-flaily passion. It is going to be EPIC.

The conference runs 12-14 hours a day, so I won’t have time to blog while I’m away. But I’ll be posting to Facebook and Twitter, so friend or follow me for updates.

Stay awesome while I’m gone! I’ll tell you all about it on August 8.

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