Monday, June 11, 2012

A Winner and A Writer's Conference

First things first. Karla Duff, who teaches English at Oelwein Middle School in Oelwein, Iowa, just won Snow Wildsmith's books, 
Joining the Military.  Congratulations, Karla!
Second, if you live in North Carolina or South Carolina, please check out this conference. This is a great faculty. I just might see you there!

The Writer’s Plot Writing Conference
The Story Continues...
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Furman University
3300 Poinsett Hwy, Greenville, SC 29613

Keynote Speaker:  Harold Underdown
Early Bird Special Price:  $80 until June 16th
Regular Price (after June 16th):  $100
Manuscript Critique:  $45 (first 10 pages)
Special Critique with Harold Underdown for rejected manuscript consultation:  $45 (first 10 pages)
Deadline for submission:  June 16th

Register online:
10% discount for TWP members for all prices

Presenters include:

Harold Underdown – consulting editor, former vice president & editorial director at ipicturebooks, former editorial director at Charlesbridge, author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Publishing Children’s Books

Edie Melsonsocial media marketing expert, author of best-selling ebook, Social Media Marketing for Writers and a devotional, Fighting Fear: Winning the War at Home When Your Soldier Leaves for Battle

Vonda Skeltonauthor of Seeing Through the Lies (for women), three Bitsy Burroughs Mysteries (for children), and numerous magazine articles for adults

Patricia Thomasauthor of 7 picture books, including “Stand Back,” said the Elephant, “I’m Going to Sneeze!” as well as numerous magazine articles and short stories

Pam Zollmanaward-winning author of 40 children’s books, hundreds of short stories and articles (for adults and children), and former editor at Highlights Magazine.

Alan Gratzaward-winning author of six children’s and YA books, short stories, magazine articles, plays, and several episodes of A&E’s City Confidential

Jessica AlexanderAssociate Editor for Peachtree Publishing

Katya JensenEditorial and Subrights Coordinator for Peachtree Publishing

Diana Flegal – Literary agent with Hartline Literary Agency


Jean said...

Congratulations to Karla!

Hey,I want to go to the conference, too. You want to share a ride?


Jean said...

Congratulations to Karla!

Hey! I want to go to the Conference, too. You want to share a ride?

Email me,

@teacher6th said...

I can't wait to share these with my students! Thank you!

Linda A. said...

Congratulations to Karla, the winner of Joining the Military. Your librarian will be so happy.

Thanks for posting about the writer's conference. I'm sure it will be excellent, but too far away for me.

Carol Baldwin said...

Thanks Karla & LInda for actively following my blog and for entering the contests too! YOu guys are winners in many ways!

Edupreneur said...

I attended an earlier conference organized through The Writer's Plot and it was superb. Pam Zollman knows lots of talented, helpful people. The presentations I have heard by Pam, Edie Melson and Vonda Skelton were excellent. All three women have taught me important principles and enriched my life.

Carol Baldwin said...

Thanks for sharing that information. I plan to sign up today!

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