Friday, April 20, 2012

Joy of Joy's: Writer's Conference

A few months ago my dear friend Alicia she said she was going to the NESCBWI writer's conference.  I checked out the conference and then leeched onto her like a spinal fluid sucking parasite (I really hope that's not a real thing) and announced I was going too.

I score super cheap flights thank you forgotten frequent flyer miles and signed up.

Sara Zarr, Author
Harry Bliss, Author/Illustrator
Kate Messner, Author ---- TED Talk: "The Power of What-If” SHE SPOKE AT TED--- ARE YOU KIDDING ME>!>!>!
Cinda Williams Chima, Author
Stephen Fraser, Agent, Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency
Christa Heschke, Children's Department, McIntosh and Otis, Inc.
Jennifer Laughran, Agent, Andrea Brown Literary Agency
Lauren MacLeod, Agent, The Strothman Agency
Vickie Motter, Agent, Andrea Hurst Literary Management
Kristin Miller, Associate Agent, Children's Books Specialist, D4EO Literary Agency

That's just a VERY small fraction of people who will be there.  

Flash forward a few months later, I've been SUPER impressed by how well organized everything has been. register went smoothly,  I've been offered to volunteer for a few different duties.  I've got a 3 page to do list and a book that's READY to go if someone should request it. 

I've been looking forward to this day for MONTHS and I'm beyond excited. 

I plan on getting zero sleep, looking freaking adorable and being charming.... of course what that will translate into is:  Zero sleep, I'll look totally out of place, and I'll word vomit all over people and come off like a snarky b*****.


NO! I will not let that happen. 
This conference will not be like my first conference, it will be better then the other two conferences I've been to. 
 It will be awesome. 

Stay tune next week when I tell everyone about the time I made a jackass out of myself.






  1. Sounds great! Have a great time. I'm going to the SCBWI New Jersey conference in June and I'm super excited too. :)

  2. Lol :D I think you are going to be fine. Just relax and be your loving, witty self and everyone will want to hang out with you. I know you guys will have fun. I wish I could come :( Me and Pam are going to the Mid Atlantic SCBWI Novel Retreat again this June, but I really, really want to go to LASCBWI again this year. Sadly, finances aren't gonna let that happen. Anyway, think of us and let us know about all the cool things you experience.