Monday, January 24, 2011

Another Giveaway!

It's writers conference season people. And to get ready for this, you're going to want a new laptop messenger bag for all the stuff you're going to be lugging around.

What conferences, you ask....

The LTUE... here's the shameless plug for the conference I was supposed to be a part of. Note, they moved the dates so that it is now the same weekend as the Boise Kick-off Competition for clogging. And since I haven't figured out how to clone myself yet, I can't do both. So disappointed. But that doesn't mean you have to miss it.
Life, the Universe, & Everything XXIX, the symposium on science
fiction and fantasy held annually at BYU, will be February 17-19,
2011. We have a new venue this year: the BYU Conference Center (better
parking!). Registration is $20 in advance or $25 at the door; any
student with a current ID can get in free.

The symposium has panels, presentations, and workshops on writing,
art, media, and a lot more. The focus is science fiction and fantasy,
but a lot of the information is good for writing in general.

Guests of honor are James Dashner and Steve Keele; special guests are
David Farland, Jessica Day George, Tracy & Laura Hickman, Lisa Mangum,
L. E. Modesitt Jr., Howard Tayler, and Stacy Whitman.

And speaking of conferences that I have to miss, check out the

19th Annual ANWA Writers Conference
"Writing at the Speed of Life"

American Night Writers Association will hold its
19th Annual Writers Conference

in Phoenix, Arizona on February 25 & 26, 2011

More, you ask...
How about the LDStorymakers Conference May 6-7 in Salt Lake City, Utah

Another great one...
Writing and Illustrating for Young Readers Conference
June 13-17 in Sandy, Utah

I'm guessing you need a $50 CSN gift code about now.
So many conferences, it's a writer's dream come true.

Here's what you need to do...

1-Tell me what your favorite writer's conference is
(if you have one)(or if you have more than one)
2-Be a very cool person (follower of this blog)
3-Oh, and if all else fails, just say any old thing you want,
but you have to say Something.
4-your e-mail address, so I can tell you if you win

Alright, the $50 CSN giveaway ends February 4.


stacythemagnificentmommy said...

I follow you on GFC, I hope the conference(s) go well!

hancoci_s at msn dot com

floating said...

I am a gfc follwer.
I love csn stores
thanks for the email
floatingonabiscuit at

Sheila said...

I am already a follower. :)

I love the storymakers conference the best. I have learned so much the past few years that I have been going. I also have enjoyed going to the Book Academy Conference in the Fall.


windycindy said...

I already follow you via Google
Friend Connect and this is a great
Many thanks, Cindi

Ashley said...

I love csn!

hewella1 at gmail dot com

Ashley said...

gfc follower.

hewella1 at gmail dot com

L.T. Elliot said...

My favorite has always been WIFYR and LTUE. Sadly, I won't make it to WIFYR this year. =[ I'm way bummed to know you can't come to LTUE but cheering you on for the dancing!!

Tami said...

I"m not sure which writer's conference is my favorite since I haven't been to one. Though I am dying to go to RWA! :)

Tami said...

I am a cool person! :)

cait045 said...

I have never been to a conference but I love a local Book Festival near me that have lots of authors, signings, Q & A sessions. Good luck at your conference.

Im a follower

Jenny @ Freebie Spot said...

I don't have a favorite conference but the LDStorymakers Conference sounds great!

jennyjoz24 (at)

Jenny @ Freebie Spot said...

I follow on GFC too!

jennyjoz24 (at)

Esme said...

I have never been but would love to attend SEAK.

chocolate and croissants at yahoo . com

Esme said...

I follow

chocolate and croissants at yahoo .c om

TheKBSeries said...

My favorite conference is the Space Coast Writer's Guild Annual Conference in Cocoa Beach, Florida. I have met some favorite authors, other inspiring authors and writers, cool literary agents, and other super cool people. I always have a good time.

I follow you.

Linda Kish said...

Clogging, huh? That is such a great way to stay in shape.

I am a GFC follower (new)...that makes me cool, huh?

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

3 Giggly Monsters said...

I am already following you! CSN Stores is amazing. Thank you!
Alisha Kostiuk

Susan said...

The conference at BYU sounds like soo much fun. To bad I don't live down there anymore...

I am a follower of the blog.

I was hoping you would be able to publish a sequel to Alvor. I'm so happy it's finally happening.

sugerhslk at

Jolynn_Reads said...

I'd really like the Writing & Illustrating for Young Readers because I write children's books & the location is good for me.

Jolynn_Reads said...

I already Follow
I don't know if you wanted all comments together or seperately.

Jolynn_Reads said...

I love your new book cover. Anyone would look at it and say WOW!

Emily Robison said...

I have never been to a writers conference, but the LDStorymakers one sounds awesome!

Emily Robison said...

I am a very cool person! I follow!

Emily Robison said...

I love CSN! I need to get my little sister a birthday present and they have anything and everything on that site!

makeetis said...

I am now a GFC follower. I love CSN stores..

van_pham said...

I haven't been to a writers conference before, but would like to one day.

I love the csn stores, thanks for the giveaway!

Blog follower!

Van P.

Beth said...

I've never been to a conference however the LDStorymakers Conference sounds really cool and I like that it's in SLC :)

Beth said...

I follow- therefore I am cool :)

Beth said...

CSN is great! I've gotten my girls shoes there and myself a really cute pair of boots.

Carol W. said...

I've never attended a writers' conference, but I do go to book festivals whenever I can.
I'm a GFC follower, and I'd love to do some shopping at CSN.


Tammigirl said...

I have never been to a writer's conference, but I would love to attend a few.

I'm a google follower.
tammigirl at gmail dot com

CSN sure has a lot of great stuff.

Have fun with all the other writers. Let us know what you learn.

Tracey said...

I don't have a favorite writer's conference but I do love to read.

LouMac said...

Thanks for doing these contests. These are awesome and you are always so thoughtful.

I don't have a favorite, but I would one day like to go to LTUE. Still trying to get my parents to let me...

lonniemcculloch at

Nebraska Fillemans said...

I am a follower!

Nebraska Fillemans said...

I don't have a favorite book conference. Never been to one...but if I had to pick...I would pick the one in Phoenix, because I am from there and I would love to go so I could visit my family and friends too!

Nebraska Fillemans said...

Here is my "something" post...I won last time...what are the chances that I will win again??? You never know! Maybe it is my lucky day! Thanks for the giveaway!

katychick said...

i follow you gfc
tcogbill at live dot com

Anonymous said...

I don't know of any writers' conferences but I love the RWA--I can't wait until I get the chance to go and sit in on those Q&A sessions :) I'm a follower.

chichai_hana at hotmail dot com

Debbie said...

I've never been to a writer's conference but it sounds wonderful!
I'm a gfc follower.

fdigsby said...

I'm a gfc follower and the conference sounds nice!

Alden said...

well, I haven't been to a writers conference yet so I don't have a favorite. I do like to follow what is going on with local writers, so here I am following your blog. Looking forward to your book! and in the off-chance that non-writer-conference attenders can win, and I am random enough, you can email me at alden dot ash at gmail dot com

Nate and Robin said...

I've never been to a writers conference, but I have some friends that like going to the ones in Utah. I tell them to check out your blog as you have these wonderful posts on here. :)

Liz said...

I've never been to a writing conference, but I hope to do so eventually! I also follow with GFC!

eemoody77 at gmail dot com

anash said...

i have never attended a conference..but i would like to look into attending one and will keep my ears open
anashct [at] yahoo [dot] com

anash said...

I follow google connect "anash"
email anashct [at] gmail [dot] com

anashct [at] yahoo [dot] com

anash said...

anashct [at] yahoo [dot] com

if i win! :)

anash said...

3-Oh, and if all else fails, just say any old thing you want,
but you have to say Something.

i would like to say that your blog is unique and very nicely put together

anashct [at] yahoo [dot] com

Anne said...

I follow on google friend connect and I've never been to a writer's conference. Actually I don't think I've been to any kind of conference since college.
ajolly1456 at gmail dot com