Sara Z. and Me Talk Shop

So, since this blog (and entire website) has been dormant for months, and then again for months before that, I thought this entry would fit the theme of “why I don’t do much” perfectly.

Some of you may know about my health challenges and how that affects my writing, and YA author/ generally rad person Sara Zarr gets to the heart of it in her interview with me on her podcast This Creative Life.

I still haven’t heard it because I hate listening to the sound of my own voice, and also when I try to open it on itunes it won’t work yet.  So hopefully it is as hilarious as I remember it to be.  And in a good way.  In fact, if someone could let me know, that would be great.

Meanwhile, it is less than a month to the great WIFYR (Writing and Illustrating for Young Readers)!  June 18-22 at the Waterford School in Sandy, UT!  There are still spots available if you want to sign up for this truly life-changing conference.  I won’t be teaching full-time this year, but I will be speaking on Friday afternoon and I am PSYCHED.  If you, too, are psyched about writing and the writing life, this is the place to be.  Tell them Em Dawg sent you.

The Skinny:

For all children’s authors seeking to be published and/or improve their work, Writing and Illustrating for Young Readers in Sandy, UT, is the conference not to be missed. This year the five-day conference, June 18-22, 2012, offers nine morning workshops for the chance to get your manuscript critiqued by an experienced author/illustrator/editor faculty and afternoon classes.  http://www.wifyr.com/
This year the conference sponsors its first annual Writing Contest and Scholarship. Don’t miss your chance at a $1,000 award. http://www.wifyr.com/blog/2012/03/09/1rst-annual-wifyr-writing-competition-and-fellowship-award/

 

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Winner Winner Winner

The winner of my THIS THING CALLED THE FUTURE giveaway is Susan! Congratulations, Susan! Please email me at emilywingsmithATgmailDOTcom so I know where to send your book!

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