Annual Writing For Charity - 1 day Event

I am once again participating in the annual Writing for Charity event here in Utah. If you are nearby or have any ability to pop into the state for a day, this would be it! The info below is pasted from the Writing for Charity blog that I did the top banner image for. Make sure to sign up. It'll be worth every penny and all the proceeds go to charity.

The 2014 WRITING FOR CHARITY Conference  
Writing for Charity is a seminar/workshop for children's book writers, put on by professional authors in Utah who want to give back to their community and the world.  The conference was founded by Shannon Hale, NYT Bestselling Author and Newberry Honor Recipient.

Please save the date for this year's conference:

MARCH 22nd, 2014 
at the Provo Library at Academy Square
550 North University Avenue
Provo, Utah 84601

We have some amazing new changes and exciting special guests:

Maryrose Wood
Author of The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place
The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place is Maryrose's first series for middle-grade readers. Book 1, The Mysterious Howling, was published in 2010 and received starred reviews in Booklist, Kirkus, SLJ and Publishers Weekly, and was named a Best Children’s Book of 2010 by the Christian Science Monitor, Kirkus, and others. It was followed by The Hidden Gallery in 2011. The third book in the series, The Unseen Guest, was published in March 2012. All three titles were named Junior Library Guild selections.

Joe Monti
Executive Editor of Simon & Schuster's newest sci-fi imprint
Monti has a varied industry background with stops at Barnes & Noble where he was the children’s fiction buyer, Houghton Mifflin where he worked in national account sales, and in editorial spots at Little, Brown. He was an agent at Barry Goldblatt Literary. During his career, he has worked with a number of authors in the sci fi/fantasy market. 

Also, don't forget what makes this conference unique:

LIVE Manuscript Critiques from Published Authors ON SITE!

Come join us - 2014's conference will be unforgettable!

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