Monday, February 11, 2008

Nebo Young Writer's Conference a Success!!

Thanks to James Dasher (The 13th Reality: The Journal of Curious Letters), J. Scott Savage (Farworld: Water), Julie Olson (Hip Hip Hooray for Annie McRae!) and acquisitions editor Chris Schoebinger (Shadow Mountain), the 6th Annual Nebo Young Writers Conference was fabulous. This year found the largest crowd ever. Attendees were excited by the presentations and the opportunity to meet with the authors, have autographs signed, pose for photos, and take home door prizes from the Nebo Reading Council, author Richard Paul Evans, Bookwise, and Shadow Mountain who also brought free posters of The 13th Reality for every participant at the conference. Here are photos from the conference, including some of my 7th grade English Honors students---Carlie B., Grace H., Mikayla W., and Austin B.---who James dubbed "my posse." These students have been listening to the book in class and LOVE it!


Tristi Pinkston said...

How awesome. Thanks for the report.

James Dashner said...

I was honored to be a part of it. And still upset that the kids got to eat pizza while I had to eat healthy food. Kidding!

Tamra Norton said...

Sounds like it was a fabulous time!