Excluding my regular critique group (except during COVID), I've probably had over 100 professional writing critiques. Some harsh, some dismissive, some encouraging, some insightful, some throwaways. I've made a substantial investment in my writing career and I've learned a solid professional critique can put you on an enlightened path.
We have been in a huge whirl of the many, many preparations for this tremendous event. We expanded the conference and added a day of Intensives. So many of our attendees are registered for both days. We didn’t know what to expect. Our speaker lineup is really a blockbuster. I find these events exhausting and stimulating at the same time. I have the opportunity to work with so many wonderful members that volunteer to help at the conference, and learn from so many terrific speakers (in between running around managing the event.) Join us if you can. I guarantee you will enjoy the content, camraderie and inspiration.
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Karen Grencik, Co-founder, Agent, Red Fox Literary
Nicole Geiger, Editor, Beyond Words Publishing
Lauren Rille, Art Director, Beach Lane Books (Simon & Schulster)
Natalie Lakosil, Agent, Bradbury LIterary
Leila Sales, Associate Editor, Viking Children’s Books, Young Adult Author
Gianna Marino, Picture Book Author/illustrator
Eric Elfman, Middle Grade Author, Writing Coach
Dana Reinhardt, Middle Grade/Young Adult Author
New Markets/New Readers Author Panel
Marissa Moss, Award-winning Author/illustrator/niche publisher
Malinda Lo, Award-winning Young Adult Author
Mitali Perkins, Award-winning Middle Grade Author
Jeslyn Cantrell, illustrator, is the winner of 2014 Conference Masthead Contest! Congrats Jeslyn.