I'm giving away a signed copy of Bree Despain's THE DARK DIVINE today! All you need to do is comment, and answer a question. Find out at the bottom.
1. WIFYR Conference
One of the best writing conferences I've ever been to was the Writing and Illustrating for Young Readers down at BYU.
This year, the conference will be held June 14-18, but the location has changed (it's in Sandy) and registration is now up. Click here to register.
The lineup of faculty is illustrious, including BFF Emily Wing Smith teaching the beginning/intermediate writing class.
If you are writing a novel, or thinking about writing one, I would recommend her class with all my heart. (I happen to know many of the classes are filling up fast, and seating for the workshops is limited.)
I also know of several people who have found their agents and publishers at the conference.
2. Rafa and Ted: They're like twins
The Australian Open started this week, and y'all know what that means...
Tis the season for this:
(Rafa, laughing hysterically)
But last week I found out about one of the downsides to blogging about Rafa too much. (There aren't that many downsides, so I was surprised I found even one).
Bree Despain and I were trying to find a picture of our agent "Ted" and so we put his full name in quotes and then Google-Imaged him. And up popped this:
(Rafa. Not Agent Ted.)
I thought, "That's weird. When I type in my agent's name, I get my absolute favorite tennis player in the world and my (not so) secret crush." What are the chances?
And I suddenly had this sinking feeling, could this be something I caused? Have I somehow, in the far reaches of the interweb universe, connected the two? Talk about unprofessional behavior on my part.
Then I looked at the web site that popped up with the picture. It was Bree Despain's. Ha ha. Totally not my fault. Bree Despain has linked Rafa to agent Ted.
Best. Day. Ever.
And personally, I think both Rafa and Agent Ted would be honored.
3. So, to enter the contest:
Leave a comment and tell me anything embarrassing or inappropriate you've done over the internet. Comments that had you up at night? Pictures meant for someone's eyes only? Sent your agent a tiny microscopic version of your manuscript?
If you are one of the lucky few who has done nothing embarrassing on the internet, you can leave a comment about Rafa.
As long as the comment is not: "Rafa is a poser", because my brother in-law said that yesterday at lunch. And he hasn't been seen since.