Off To NESCBWI 15!

Tomorrow I’m off to Springfield, MA for the New England SCBWI conference. An entire weekend of workshops, panels, and critique sessions!

This will be my first time at the Springfield conference, but I’ve heard such great things I can’t help but be excited. I’ll report back next week, but in case you’ve never been to a writing conference or convention before, here’s a little piece I wrote a while back on Jo Zebedee’s blog.

In the meantime, since yesterday was Earth Day, please enjoy a photo of the Nepaug Reservoir, not far from home.

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Boskone

Back from my first ever Boskone weekend, and what a weekend it was. In a bloggy nutshell: great YA panels, sidekicks and henchmen, angels and demons, research tips, publishing tips, author hangouts, cupcakes, plots and worldbuilding, snow, cold wind, cold beer, hot tea, writing fight and combat scenes, urban fantasy, signed books, free books, book readings, books everywhere, more snow, too much snow, great bread and new friends.

The guy in the pic may not look too happy (perhaps because he knew I was about to sink my teeth in), but I certainly am. Fantastic event, and I’m a definite Boskone convert!

Thank you NESFA for organizing such a nice convention.