Have you heard about the Writing for Charity Conference? It’s an amazing writing workshop where you can get your writing sample critiqued by a professional author, attend breakout sessions, and learn more about craft. All proceeds go to charity, and it’s insanely affordable (only $45 for the full day, including lunch, and $25 for the half day). This year’s conference is coming right up–it’s March 17th, 2012, at the beautiful Provo City Library. You can register here. A full list of awesome authors who are presenting is here (including Shannon Hale, who started the conference several years ago)!
Due to the fact that we have a new baby at our house this spring, I’m not participating in the conference part of Writing for Charity this year, but I did contribute an item to the Silent Auction–I’m part of a group lunch with several other authors (Brodi Ashton, Bree Despain, Matthew Kirby, and Emily Wing Smith) that is up for bidding at the conference.
I also wanted to thank you for your comments on the Breathless Reads tour and list the winners again–Bethany, Doug Soulter, Becky Wallace, and Jenny. So far, Bethany and Jenny have claimed their prizes! If I don’t hear from the other winners by this Friday, March 2, at midnight MST, I’ll pick again. Thanks again for entering, and to Penguin Teen for the books and posters for the giveaway!
Finally, the lone event that I have planned for this spring is coming up, at the Holladay Library on March 23. (Again, this is because of our new addition–we’re busy bonding and I’ve really limited what I’ve taken on for her first few months in our home.) While I imagine that I’ll start to do events again in a couple of months, this is the only public event that I have on the calendar…well, at all. So I would LOVE to see you there! I’ll be speaking and then signing books. You can find more info, including how you can get your (free) ticket, over on the Events page.
I think that’s all for now…I’ll be back next Tuesday with some answers to a few FAQ that I’ve been getting lately. Hope you all have a lovely end-of-February!