Sunday, April 06, 2014
2014 Colorado Teen Literature Conference
Our keynote speakers this year were A. S. King (Amy) and David
It was nice to meet back up with some of the other authors I've gotten to know from past years.
Todd Mitchell has been one of our keynote speakers and a presenter often. I love listening to him tell about his newest book. I also really enjoy watching the joy and energy his displays when he is talking to another author about that authors work. I'll be reading one of her new novels very soon.
I also had a long and wonderful chat about books, cooking and writing with Brenna Yovanoff. She has a new book about redneck witches.
I also got to meet a couple of authors I had not known before.
Rebekah Crane has two fun books and is very interesting to talk to. I can't wait to read her books.
I also got to see Rebecacca Green Gasper in action. Her book is about teen dating abuse. I look forward to checking that out, too.
At the author and committee dinner the night before the conference I visited with Barb Wright, who wrote a book, Crow, which is about a race riot. We also talked about an upcoming event that she will take part in where she will be working with 6th graders who will be writing about the Hurricane Katrina experience.