Rivers of Ink 2013

I had a great time presenting at Rivers of Ink Writers’ Conference in Richland, WA on October 11th-12th, 2013. This year I presented two workshops. The first was “Writing for Young Adults.”  Here I am talking about all things YA–my favorite topic.

The second day I presented on Author Platform, and let me tell you, I was nervous. It’s not that the topic worried me. I wanted to get everyone online to do a Twitter chat and actually run Hootsuite. Well, we had Internet access, but not everyone had an Internet device. Also, my laptop didn’t have the right plug for the old projector, so I had to use a friend’s. Notwithstanding, the workshop was a lot of fun, and I think we covered everything that the attendees wanted to hear.

See the Pepsi on the table? Yes, it’s mine. I’m telling you, I run on sugar.

The very best part of Rivers of Ink is the connections I have made with other writers. This is only my second year, and I feel like I know these writers well. They are my friends and my colleagues. I’m rooting for them to have wildly successful books. We’re all in this together.

For anyone who missed Rivers of Ink, here are the handouts from my workshop and also the handout from the workshop on Crime Scene Investigation and Police Procedure. Enjoy!

Author Platform handout

Writing for YA Handout

Handout- CSI & Police Procedure


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