A YA/MG Writing Conference You May Not Know About.

Current Theme Song (aka what's playing on my ipod right now): Hoppipolla by Wenzel Templeton and Robert Pegg [Penelope soundtrack].

This is for all my writer friends and followers out there. There is a fantastic writing conference you may not be aware of. It's called Writing and Illustrating For Young Readers (WIFYR). Also - their twitter handle.

It takes place here in Utah every year and is an incredible opportunity if you have the chance to go. It has hosted the likes of Stephenie Meyer, ** and other such big wigs. This year has none other than Tim Wynne Jones, Cynthia Leitich Smith, Greg Leitich Smith, Matt Kirby, Mette Ivie Harrison and at least half a dozen other top-notch authors. And that doesn't even include the agents and editors going. Yes, there are real, live agents and editors in attendance. It is a great opportunity not only to mingle with other professionals and learn a ton, but to also network and put yourself and your work out there. I personally know people who have found agents/book deals from this conference.

Registration is open and for a week-long conference, it really is not a bad price at all. And their are tiers for any budget. There you go. I love spreading the word about good things! ^_^