I’m booked for two conferences this fall. It’s funny but they end up being back to back. I wanted to try something different in terms of conferences this year. Usually I go to RWA regional conferences or RWA National. Not this year. (Although as National is this week, I’m starting to feel some major conference envy for those who are going.) I’m not speaking, teaching or signing at either of these conferences, just going to listen and talk to other writers. It’s going to be pretty low key.

First up, I’ll be attending the Novelists’ Inc conference in White Plains NY from October 24 through the 28th. This is a writers’ group for published authors, and one of the conference organizers this year is Julie Ortolon. I attended NINC once – I’m thinking it was 1997 – so am looking forward to attending it again.

Immediately after that, I’ll be attending the World Fantasy Convention in Toronto, November 1 – 4. I’m quite excited about this one as I’ve never been to an SFF conf, and the featured speakers look awesome. Also, a friend of mine (who is also a writer) is flying in from the west coast to attend the conferences with me, so we’ll be able to catch up on all our respective news. I haven’t seen Jen for six or seven years.

I’ll also be at Word on the Street in Toronto on September 23, hanging out and around the Toronto Romance Writers‘ booth. It was a perfect sunny day last year and I had a wonderful time – plus came home with LOTS of books! – so I’m looking forward to this one, too.

Otherwise, I’ll be writing through the end of the year.

4 thoughts on “Conferences

  1. wish some of the open to public conferences would come to my area. i would love to meet you and other authors too


  2. I agree about wishing some of the publicly available conferences would come to my area. I attended many as an official attendee before I retired, and always came away with some good information, and often many goodies. Those were healthcare rather than book related though!


  3. One of these days I WILL make it to one of these reader/author conferences! And I’ll be hoping for sunny skies then 🙂 It’s cool but somewhat sunny today here–just enjoying the spring-like weather!


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