This year's young author's conference looked quite a bit different than it has in years past. It's my favourite conference, and one that I look forward to every year all year.
When Cheryl Angst asks you to participate in the annual MACC Writer's conference for grades 6/7, the only response is to say yes and then figure out how to free your schedule. This year's all-day event had around 300 students, and 11 authors teaching them the craft.
2017 had a pretty rough start for me,but it finished extremely strong. When I look back on the year I feel pretty happy about the accomplishments I have made. I'm almost done my lib tech course, I began learning the ukulele, adopted a dog, took some road trips, wrote a new book, started submitting my work to publishers, and I met a really amazing woman.
When I took Grinfinn to the Fairhaven Steampunk Festival, I didn't realize there was more to the story than just a fun event across the border. The annual event is in memoriam to a young man who had attended the first event, but in 2012 died in an accident.
Did I ever tell you about the time I stayed in a haunted hotel and time travelled to Victorian era America? True story.