Remember? I sent my book to press last week. So. There. Got something big and important done. Oh, and I also ordered more bookmarks for Mishaps since we'll be appearing to sign at some bookstores and conferences in upcoming weeks.
Speaking of conferences, February is a good month for them. I will be attending two, and am totally psyched for both of them. I could tell you all about both of them, but instead I've decided to paste the information below. With links in case you have questions. Come. Learn. Visit with me. It'll be so fun!
Except before I forget, I had a contest last week. Actually, it was two weeks ago and no one won, so I ran it again. Do you remember? Yep, my first name to which I will never answer, sign, or otherwise use except as an initial.
Contrary to popular belief, the reason for this is not because I hate my first name, but rather because I've never in my life actually used it. Ever. Except on my wedding invitations. Which was a mistake. The proof of this is burned into the cover of our family hymnbook. A gift from the groom's extended family, obviously. I digress. And the winner is...
Chelsea has won this really awesome wooden bookmark from Hawaii. Cute, huh? Chelsea, please email your mailing information to me at nickigiles at gmail dot com, and I'll get this sent this week.
Now, back to the conferences. The first conference is called Life, The Universe and Everything and is held at BYU in the Wilkenson Center. Here are the important dets:
Shoot. It won't paste in. Let me try this again.
Okay, I'll type it. Feb 11-13 at BYU.
Attendance is FREE! (yes, I said free, so you have no excuse not to come.)
Click here to find out more, since it won't paste in. But here are the guests of honor:
(author of the Mistborn Trilogy, the Alcatraz books
and the new Wheel of Time books)
(Special Effects Wizard)
Formerly with ILM, now with Kerner Studios.
(Yes. we jave pme, but we’re finalizng a few details)
Did you catch that? James C. Christensen. The artist whose work I LOVE. I wonder if he'll draw me a fairy? If he does, maybe I'll get it tatooed somewhere. But don't tell him that. =)
Okay, the next totally awesome and way fun conference is in Arizona. But inexpensive enough to warrant me buying a plane ticket to get there. Yahoo!
This one will paste so here it is:
All local writers are invited to this year's ANWA Writer's Conference. It’s one of the best in the west, with some very big names in the business. The cost is about a third of most other writer's conferences.
The 2010 ANWA Writer’s Conference
“Start Write Now”
Saturday, February 27, 2010
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Dobson Ranch Inn,
1666 South Dobson Road
Mesa, Arizona 85202-5699
Open to all writers on this or any other planet
Discounted Hotel reservations available on the above registration site or by calling Dobson Ranch Inn directly at 480-831-7000 or 1-800-528-1356 http://www.dobsonranchinn.com/
J. Scott Savage
Author of the "Farworld" Series
New York Times best-selling Author of “Wings”
Nancy E. Turner
Author of “These is My Words”
Dr. Pamela Goodfellow
Writing Coach, Editor
and Owner of Goodfellow Publishing Services
Author and Magazine Writer
Author of the “Owen Family” Series
Book signings at end of conference
General Public: $75 before February 7, 2010
ANWA Members $60
After Feb. 7 add $5
Cost includes Catered Lunch
For questions contact, the ANWA 2010 Conference Chair Person, Cindy R. Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org or Conference Registrar, Krista Darrach at kristadarrach@yah
I hope to see you there! I have a signing table, so come buy my books or just introduce yourself and let's be friends.