Writing update: This past week I turned in edits for AMMON, as well as the preface, chapter notes, and bibliography. I'll be working on the map next.
I recently went to the LTUE conference in Provo, Utah. A 3-day science fiction/fantasy conference with tons of authors, editors, and others in the community. I went to a reading by NY Times Bestselling author James Dashner where he read the first 3 chapters of The Death Cure. And we saw the cover (which is not public yet). I also attended a few panels and learned a thing or two. And it was great to chat with my own editor and others.
Here are some great conferences you might consider attending:
Award winning author Lu Ann Staheli's Writing Workshop: April 9, 2011 Confetti Books in Spanish Fork, UT
Storymakers Conference--May 6-7, 2011 in SLC, UT
Writing & Illustrating for Young Readers Conference, Jun 13-17, 2011 Sandy Utah
THE Teen Writers Conference--June 18, 2011 in Ogden, UT