Attention Tampa youth! Join keynote speaker Chris Crutcher, Kelly, and a host of other YA and MG authors at the University of South Florida as we teach you the ins and outs of storytelling from crafting realistic characters to writing dialogue to plotting and more! Bonus? Our books will be available for purchase and signing, too!
Join us for the launch of Kelly’s YA fantasy, GRAVEMAIDENS! Hosted by Oxford Exchange and moderated by YA author Sorboni Banerjee (HIDE WITH ME).
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Join Kelly and fellow debut novelist, Lillian Clark, as they chat about their novels, their paths to publication, and writing fierce females into their stories.
Join Kelly, Keena Roberts (WILD LIFE), Camryn Garrett (FULL DISCLOSURE), and Shana Silver (MIND GAMES) as they discuss fierce females in YA literature. Moderated by Phil Stamper, (THE GRAVITY OF US).
Join Kelly and Shelby Mahurin (SERPENT AND DOVE) as they discuss their debut dark fantasy novels.
Join Kelly as she discusses her path from Creative Writing major at the University of Michigan-Flint to published YA novelist with her former professor, Dr. Jacob Blumner.
The 2019 Florida Writing Workshop is an opportunity to get intense instruction over the course of one day, pitch a literary agent or editor (optional), get your questions answered about writing, and more.
9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday, June 8, 2019 — at the Crowne Plaza Tampa Westshore, 5303 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33609. (813) 289-1950.
My topic: Writing for Young Adult and Middle Grade Audiences
Time: 2:45 - 3:45
Leigh Bardugo, Rick Riordan, Angie Thomas, and YOU. In this 60-minute class, you'll learn who your audience is, hear about the "musts" of YA and MG fiction, review publication trends, and discover the pitfalls to avoid when crafting. Join other kidlit writers as I discuss writing for a younger audience.
I’ll also be critiquing work in advance and discussing writing one-on-one with YA authors.
WriteOnCon is a three-day online children’s book conference for writers and illustrators of picture books, middle grade, and young adult. It was founded in 2010 and is now run by a new team of writers who are eager to hearken back to the awesomeness that they remember so fondly from being attendees over the years, while also bringing exciting new elements to the mix.
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 8th AT 12:00 EST
PANEL: Fantasy Worldbuilding (with authors Annie Sullivan, Kalyn Josephson and Kelly Coon and agent Whitney Ross)
PODCAST: Keeping a Growth Mentality as a Writer