Teen Lit Conference 2011
Spring break was supposed to be the time where I got caught up on writing and blog posts. Well, I hate to break it to myself, but it’s Saturday night, nearly the end of spring break. I know what you’re thinking (mainly because I’m good at reading my own thoughts), but I’m not simply making excuses. I’ll get that next chapter done–next week.
Anyway, I did make it to Colorado’s Teen Lit Conference today. It was fun to be a part of a conference that focuses solely on teen literature, both for teachers and for writers (both young and old). Nothing is more inspiring to a hopeful YA author than a room full of excited and book-loving teens.
Among the sessions I attended, I was impressed by a book-reviewing blogger who focuses on teen lit by the name of Katie Butler. This devoted girl started a blog when she was seventeen and has publishers sending her books. When I was seventeen, I was still writing sappy romances about a protagonist, who acted and looked a lot like me, and a boy, who coincidentally acted and looked a lot like a guy in biology class. No, I’m not naming names people.
Back to Katie. She’s an amazing person, who also likes Cassandra Clare, and has a book contest going on as we speak. For a chance to win an ARC copy of Nightshade by Andrea Cremer get over to her blog at www.katiesbookblog.com.