It's Conference Time!

Posted by Hildie McQueen | 5:05 AM | 11 comments »

It's that time of year, when writers travel near and far to converge with other writers and readers to learn, share, impress, gloat, brag, sell and party!

It's Conference Season!!

I am attending at two conferences and one luncheon this fall and am looking forward to leaving renewed by the energy that seems to float in the air when writers converge.  The love of literacy has a special power all its own, sprinkle romance into the mix and sparks fly!

It's not just the spirit that gets filled, but our minds as well.  Writers are some of the most generous people I've ever met.  I'm in awe of best selling authors who will teach and guide the next generation of writers.

The writer's world is changing fast.  The best place to get information is at writer's conferences with subject matter experts come to speak.

What about the readers you may ask?  Conferences are the best places for readers to not only meet their favorite authors but to gain exposure to new authors on the cusp of breaking out!

Here is a list of events that will be taking place in the next couple of months.  Maybe some of you will find one that you can still attend, not all are sold out.

Moonlight and Magnolias, Oct 4-7, Atlanta, Georgia
Put Your Heart In a Book, Oct 11-14, Eselin, New Jersey
The Character of Fiction, Oct 5-6, Park city, Utah
Fiction Writers Mardi Gras Boot Camp on the Beach, Oct 5-6, St. Augustine, FL
The Lone Star Writer's Conference, Oct 13, Houston, TX
Emerald City Writers, Oct 26-28, Bellevue, WA

Fall Into Love, Readers Luncheon, Baton Rouge, LA
Southern Magic, Romance Reader's Luncheon, Birmingham, AL

Stop by Hildie's Blog for a chance to win the cost of attending a reader's conference in February 2013!

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  1. Scarlet Pumpernickel // October 2, 2012 at 6:05 PM  

    Yikes! I haven't started packing, but I will be in Atlanta on Thursday packed or not! Love Moonlight and Magnolias!

  2. Hildie McQueen // October 2, 2012 at 6:18 PM  

    Woo Hoo, look me up!

  3. Susan Gourley/Kelley // October 2, 2012 at 6:50 PM  

    I'm looking forward to next fall when I can attend the NJ conference. Have fun without me this year.

  4. Susan Jaymes // October 2, 2012 at 7:06 PM  

    I'm hoping maybe by next year I'll be able to afford a conference. I have never been to one but they look like a lot of fun.

  5. Mary Marvella // October 2, 2012 at 7:15 PM  

    See you at M&M this weekend!

  6. Patrice // October 2, 2012 at 10:10 PM  

    I love the conferences as well. NJ was a favorite of mine as my daughter lived near, and M&M was the most fun, friendliest conference I've ever attended. This year I'm leaving it up to my agent to sell for me, and saving my money since I'm basically self publishing. But it's a great experience and wonderful networking experience. Enjoy.

  7. Jordan K Rose // October 3, 2012 at 7:10 AM  

    Thanks for posting this HIldie. Looking forward to NJ and hoping to do more smaller reader conferences next year. Jordan

  8. Judy // October 3, 2012 at 9:16 AM  

    Thanks, Hildie! Loved seeing the list of fall conferences. You're right, every time writers get together the air crackles with excitement and enthusiasm!

  9. Scarlet Pumpernickel // October 3, 2012 at 7:11 PM  

    Counting down! Packing tonight, heading to the conference around noon tomorrow. I'm beginning to get excited.

  10. Beth Trissel // October 4, 2012 at 2:03 PM  

    Have fun ladies!

  11. Mona Risk // October 5, 2012 at 9:20 PM  

    WOW Hildie, you're going to be a busy conference attendee. Take good notes and pretty pictures and share.