Aug 6, 2010

WriteOnCon + Wed Winner + News!

Has everyone heard of WriteOnCon? Well if you haven't, read about it here. It's a free online conference for writers.

That's right. I said it's FREE. And I also said it's online. Which means that you don't have to travel to attend!

I'll be one of many on the faculty next week. Check out the agents/editors and the authors/illustrators who will be working with you. A fantastic group! On top of all that, Nancy Coffey Literary is running a little contest. Check out the rules for it here.

I hope you decide to participate!

As for the winner from Wednesday's contest--Sara will be announcing that on Sunday, so come back to check it out then!

And now for the news...you may know Shelley Moore Thomas for her Good Knight easy reader series. Or for her cool blog The Storyqueen's Castle. Or because of her general support of her fellow writers everywhere as she is a consistent blog commenter. However you know her, give a squee-shout-out to her today. Her novel, THE SEVEN TALES OF TRINKET has sold to FSG Books for Young Readers!! Yay, Shelley!! Read the announcement on her blog.

And don't forget to check out our Query Log this evening for the update!

Awesome conference. Contest. Weekend giveaway. Fantabulous book finding a home. Can EVERY weekend start this way??

11 comments:

Theresa Milstein said...

I can't wait for the conference.

Kelly said...

Big congrats to Shelley!
I am so looking forward to WriteOnCon!!!

Matthew Rush said...

Congrats Shelley!

WriteOnCon shall be amazing.

storyqueen said...

Thanks for the shout out!!

(And I think it was a contest just like this were I first read the name Joanna Stampfel-Volpe on someone's blog (probably LILA) and thought, "Wow, that is a cool person! I am going to find out more about her. That is the kind of agent I want....the kind that does cool things for people.")

Go Jo!!!

Lisa and Laura said...

Shelley, I have to admit your comment made me tear up a little bit. I love our community of friends and writers and couldn't be happier for you and Jo and all of your success!

Just one little thing...could you PLEASE go on tour? I was just telling my mom today how much my kids would LOVE seeing you read Good Night, Good Knight.

Elana Johnson said...

Yay for Shelley. Congrats to her and to you, Jo!

And thanks for doing this for WriteOnCon. :D

Hardygirl said...

Yay Shelley!!!

And, I can't wait for the conference.

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Dee White said...

I can't wait for the conference and thanks to Joanna Stampfel-Volpe on so generously donating her time for the conference.

storyqueen said...

A tour? (In my head, I hear the Gilligan's Island theme...a three hour tour, a three hour tour....)

Which would probably work for me because once school starts, that's all I will have time for!

Myrna Foster said...

Yay for Shelley!

Maybe you could go on tour during the summer?

Corey Schwartz said...

Hurray for Shelley!!!