July 28, 2014

KidLitCon 2014 Still Wants YOU!

Have you registered yet? No? Then go! I just did, and I couldn't be more excited about how plans are shaping up--we have a fantastic team of organizers who are setting up the program of events, including a couple of meet-and-greet opportunities for bloggers interested in face time with authors and illustrators, and a few really neat Skype conversations with presenters who couldn't make it in person.

The call for proposals is still open, too--did you read Tanita's fantastic post over at KidLitosphere Central on "What Do We Mean When We Talk About 'Diversity'"? Thematic diversity, diverse reads, diverse creators--they all contribute to a vibrant online community and a wide world of books for every type of reader, young or old. Go check out the post for more information on submitting proposals and what we're looking for.

There are also a lot of opportunities for authors and publishers to get involved, so be sure to check out this post if you want info about that.

And that's all I've got for you today. I've been away at a Welsh language conference all week (yes, you read that correctly), and after a week of attempting to speak a foreign language as much as possible, my brain is fried. On the other hand, it was a very receptive audience for my new book which takes place partially in Wales--and since I'm generally pretty sad with publicity-type stuff, I was very proud of myself for actually talking about and trying to get people interested in my work. I'd love to hear from other introverted writers on that score--how do you bring up your work in casual conversation?

1 comment:

Jennifer R. Hubbard said...

"I'd love to hear from other introverted writers on that score--how do you bring up your work in casual conversation?"

I don't unless it fits naturally. Frex, in this situation, if someone asked why I was interested in taking the class, I would say, "Because I'm writing this book ..."

I'm not as good at finding ways to introduce my book as a new topic out of the blue. Some people can do that in a natural way, though.