I have exciting news! I'll be giving a workshop on Story Planning: How to Develop a Great Middle Grade or Young Adult Novel, in Honolulu, Hawaii, on Friday, March 18, 2016.
Every year, SCBWI–Hawaii hosts a two-day conference for children's book writers.
I grew up on Oahu and love having the chance to return to my childhood home and eat my mother's homemade Korean food.
Also presenting are
Dan Santat, Caldecott Medal–winning author and illustrator;
Suzie Townsend, a literary agent with New Leaf Literary (she sold The Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard, a bestselling YA novel, and works for the same agency that sold Veronica Roth's Divergent—heard of that one yet?); and
Kirsten Carlson, a very talented author-illustrator of children's books.
On Saturday, March 19th, I'll be participating in a First Pages Panel, a fun event that's like Dancing with the Stars but for writers. We'll be looking at first pages and sharing our reactions. Don't miss this.
Suzie Townsend and I will also be offering one-on-one manuscript critiques (first five pages + a synopsis).
Get full details at https://hawaii.scbwi.org/events/2016-scbwi-hawaii-annual-conference/.