Immediately after the CLA conference signing, I am heading down to the 15th annual LJWC. You may remember I gave a keynote there last year. I love seeing many of the returning students and meeting new ones. This year I’m teaching my Query 911 again, where I discuss recent successful queries that some wonderful debut authors have generously shared with me and then everyone writes and discusses their own queries. The entire class helps them rewrite so everyone walks out with a query that’s professional and not boring!
I’ll also do a YA lecture and this year I’ll share my Power Point presentation that I give to schools. For the first time I’m doing a 2 hour writing workshop – very excited about that. I always make sharing optional because I want to make the space for the introverted writer.
And I’m team-teaching a presentation on The Villain Drives the Story with bestselling adult fiction author Andrew Peterson. This is going to be a great year.
There will be agents, publicists, authors at this intimate conference with a nice low faculty-to-student ratio. You can do a one-day registration, or come for the weekend in beautiful La Jolla, by the sea. Scott McEwen is one of the keynoters this year (American Sniper) and all genres are represented by top authors.