A trip through the frozen corn fields of Minnesota and Iowa are in my future. On April Fool’s Day, I will journey to the Quad Cities to attend a writer’s conference of epic proportion.
Not only does the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators have a great line-up, but one of the speakers is my very own agent.
Be still my heart!
In any case, I will keep my juvenile lit fans posted about trends and news that I gather from this illustrious event. I will also pass along any and all info on the publishing business as a whole. One of the speakers is presenting on marketing and self-promotion. You can bet I’ll be scribbling notes for that one.
So, I ask, my dear readers, are there any burning questions you would like me to keep my ears open for? I will happily compile a list of questions or concerns and see if I can ferret out the answers over three amazing days with agents, editors, authors and illustrators.
Likewise, any tips on meeting one’s agent face to face would be appreciated. I already have things like eat no lettuce, wipe sweaty palms off before shaking hands and don’t vomit on Agent Awesome, but would be open to any other words of wisdom you’d like to pass along.
Oh yeah, and speaking of agents, I’d love to share the good news. Another one of my rockin’ AQ writer friends has landed an agent to rep her incredible young adult novel. Mindy is amazingly sweet, absolutely hilarious and has more talent than I have dust bunnies. If you’d like to get in on the ground floor of her writing journey, please pop on over to her very new blog: Writer, Writer, Pants on Fire.
Know any other great writers, good news or industry info? Inquiring minds want to know!