Wednesday, December 17, 2008

My Signing with Al Rounds

The painter extraordinaire. One of his paintings was used for the cover of my very first book--Out of Jerusalem: Of Goodly Parents.

It was great to visit on a snowy day in Orem and he shared some fascinating stories of how he chooses what to paint.

This is the cover of the book where one of his paintings was used:

This just in: Registration just opened up for the 2009 Storymakers Conference in Provo, Utah. It will be held at the Provo Marriott, April 24-25th.

From the Conference Director, Jeff Savage:

As always we will have great presenters, including:
· Keynote Speaker Dean Lorey, who has written extensively for film, television, and recently a middle grade fantasy series.
· National agent Amy Jameson of A + B Works Literary Agency (agent for Shannon Hale, etc.)
· Editor Stacy Whitman previously with Mirrorstone, the children's and young adult imprint of Wizards of the Coast, and now a consulting editor for Tor's children's and YA lines.
· Representatives from LDS publishers, including Deseret Book, Covenant.
· Plus many, many national and LDS authors.

The conference begins at 11:00 Friday and a full day Saturday, followed by the Whitney Awards dinner Saturday night. Boot camp, agent, and editor one-one-ones, and many workshops will be offered.

Register here:


Annette Lyon said...

Yay! I love Al Rounds and consider him "my" artist too. What a great experience.

Maria Zannini said...

You are so photogenic. You take great pictures!

Heather B. Moore said...

You're so nice, Maria ;) And Annette--yeah, it was cool to see him come in the door and think "I know him!"