I’m so pleased to be joining the faculty of SCBWI’s 2016 Summer Conference in Los Angeles July 29-31 (there’s an optional craft intensive a on Aug 1). I love this conference and am honored to be a part of it this year. I’ll be presenting “An Up-to-the-Minute Market Report” on the main stage on Sunday, the 1-hour breakout “Crafting Swoon-Worthy Young Adult Romantic Relationships” on Friday, and the craft intensive “Crafting Plots that Push, Pull, and Provoke Characters… and Readers, Too” on the optional extra Monday.
I especially love that I’ll be doing one-on-one manuscript critiques throughout the conference. It’s great fun to sit with an author and get into the nitty gritty of his/her project.
If you’re a writer or illustrator of books for young people, you really should check out this conference. I’m not exaggerating when I say there are dozens of amazing writers, illustrators, editors, agents, designers, art directors, and other industry experts at this event, sharing their insights and techniques. Here’s the link for more info.