On Monday I received an email from my editor for Writing Young Adult Fiction for Dummies saying, “You’re done!” All the words and periods are in place and the manuscript is now moving into production, headed for pub date July 5, 2011. This means three things:
1. It’s time for a new Free Edit Giveaway
Because that’s how I like to celebrate (well, that and chocolate). Check DearEditor.com on Friday (4/15/11) for the giveaway details.
3. Announcing a revision workshop
Registration is open for the Cottonwood Intensive Revision Workshop, to be held May 21, 2011, in Cottonwood, CA (17 miles south of Redding, CA, and approx. 2 hours from Sacramento). I’ll be teaching at the event, which is dedicated to helping children’s book writers revise their young adult novels and picture books. The 1-day workshop is hosted by SCBWI’s California North/Central chapter, with Edgar Mystery Award nominee author Charlie Price and award-winning picture book illustrator, art director, designer, and educator Dr. Mira Reisberg filling out the faculty. For more information or to register (deadline May 1, 2011), contact firstname.lastname@example.org, go to the conference website, or click here to view the conference flyer.
Okay, that covers this news break. Off now to get ready for the Free Edit Giveaway….