Wednesday, February 10, 2010
"Free Children's Book Writing Conference"
Author Fran Slayton calls it a "free children's book writing conference." See why.
P.S. I'll be on this panel, Saturday, March 20th:
(10 a.m.) Terrific Kids’ Novels Adults Will Love Too (Moderated by SCBWI member and author Barbara Kanninen)
If you are writing for middle graders, this is the panel for you! Operation Yes is a finalist for the Cybil Award; When the Whistle Blows and The Last Newspaper Boy in America were in numerous Mock Newbery programs around the country; and Mockingbird and Leaving Gee’s Bend are getting great buzz prior to their upcoming releases. Come listen to these authors read from their works, discuss publication, and talk about all things middle grade writers need to know!
Fran Cannon Slayton (WHEN THE WHISTLE BLOWS)
Kathy Erskine (MOCKINGBIRD)
Sara Lewis Holmes (OPERATION YES)
Sue Corbett (THE LAST NEWSPAPER BOY IN AMERICA)
Irene Latham (LEAVING GEE’S BEND)
and I'll be moderating this one:
(2 p.m.) Land Ho! Creating New Worlds in Any Genre (Moderated by SCBWI member and author Sara Lewis Holmes)
Whether you’re writing fantasy, historical or contemporary fiction, world-building is part of your craft. Come listen to five authors discuss how to build believable, memorable worlds that readers will love falling into.
Suzanne Morgan Williams (BULL RIDER)
P.J. Hoover (THE EMERALD TABLET)
Keri Mikulski (SCREWBALL)
Stacy Nyikos (DRAGON WISHES)
Barrie Summy (I SO DON’T DO SPOOKY)
In between, I'll be listening to all the other great discussions. Thanks to authors Anne Marie Pace and Fran Cannon Slayton for organizing this booktastic day.