Monday, July 26, 2010

BACK-TO-BUSINESS MONDAY: Upcoming Conferences and a Celebration

The 39th Annual SCBWI Summer Conference is just days away. But, alas, I cannot go (sniff). I am buried under deadlines and family commitments. If you're lucky enough to be heading to LA this week and BLOG ABOUT IT, please let me know so I can link back to you and we can all have some vicarious SCBWI fun.

And, for those of you sweltering (or freezing, I suppose) alone at computers around the globe, you can still make it to WRITE ON CON, the free, online conference coming up August 10-12. I'll be attending--and presenting. In fact, today I am putting the finishing touches on my vlog lecture. My topic is DON'T WAIT FOR PUBLICATION TO REACH OUT TO SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES: Tips for pre-published (and already published) authors to get the most from school and library appearances. And, look right! I've officially added the countdown widget to the blog.

On a lighter note, I had the pleasure of attending Holly Cupala's launch for TELL ME A SECRET last night. All I can say is, that girl sure knows how to throw a party! Here's a snap of me and some writer friends with our copies of Holly's book.


Martina Boone said...

Fear not. My blogger-in-crime is heading to LA today, while I'm staying behind, too. You're in good company. I'm psyched for WriteOnCon as the next best thing, though :) Hang in there! The blogosphere will likely share as much as possible, even if it doesn't quite compare to actually being there. Sending a virtual *hug* your way!


storyqueen said...

That party for Holly looks like fun!


Stasia said...

Thanks, Marissa. Looking forward to reading all about LA - and virtual *hug* to you, too! Psyched you're doing WriteOnCon!

Storyqueen: Holly's party was amazing. Yummy Indian food and a CUPCAKE BUFFET (okay, I'm fatter now). Seriously, when she's done with her whirlwind blog tour, I'm going to ask her to share some of her SECRETS about book promotion with the restu of us :)