Spring Spirit 2012

Road Trip

Recently writer Beth Hull turned me on to the Spring Spirit conference, an annual SCBWI California North/Central event held in Rocklin, CA. This year, I’m excited to say I will be attending. The lineup is top notch, including the YA Muses I am always mentioning (wisely), there are lectures/panels to choose from and for one full day I get to do nothing but learn in the company of MG and YA writers and illustrators. I have enjoyed my local SCBWI Writer’s Days, especially when my novel won that SPECIAL MENTION I’m mentioning again, however this day-long conference is a whole other—it’s late, I’m just going to say animal. Worth looking into if you’re in the area—or not, like me. I may even stay overnight at one of those things we have in this country called HOTELS, ALOOOOONE, use an indoor pool and “free” gym, order room service—ALOOOONE*—and watch HBO revise my novel, having been so inspired from the conference. Looking to be a very un-cruel April.

*Will, however (although not perversely), miss my husband and child the entire time and be longing to share my hotel experience with them, should I have one. Seriously.

Yours truly,

Ms. Homebody

About PB Rippey

Writer, wife, mother, grateful. Fiction, memoir, poetry, kidlit (MG), member SCBWI. pbwrites.wordpress.com
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2 Responses to Spring Spirit 2012

  1. Susan says:

    Wow! Fabulous! Room service works very well with revisions.
    Question: I know what YA writers are, but what are MG writers? “Maddeningly Good”? “Merry Goddesses?” “Melancholic Game changers?”. I feel I should know, but don’t.

  2. Beth Hull says:

    Eeee! It’s going to be so much fun! Baby Maverick just needs to wait until the 22nd to make his great escape into the world.
    Now going to investigate that special mention, because I don’t believe I’ve heard it mentioned before.

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