Sunday, April 23, 2017


Posted: 23 Apr 2017 12:27 PM PDT
Writers in this area have a choice of two well-known, overlapping conferences. Both have sessions that appeal to me. Check out OK Writers Federation Conference 2017,  May 4 – 6, Embassy Suites, Oklahoma City, OK ( ). Variety of workshops with a special two-session block for Scrivener Boot Camp led by Jason Hough. Also the Missouri Writers Guild Conference, May 5 – 7, Holiday Inn Executive Center, Columbia, MO ( . Opportunity to have a one-on-one with speakers and faculty. Lots of workshops–of special appeal to me, “Writing Historical Fiction” led by Nicole Evelina. The Calendar lists workshops, conference, and events for writers throughout the year.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Arkansas SCBWI Conference June 16-17

Don’t forget to register for the Arkansas SCBWI Conference June 16-17. You have until April 29 to do so and secure a spot for a manuscript or portfolio consultation. Pitches are also still available. Manuscripts are due May 5 for consultations.
We have an exciting line-up for the 2017 Arkansas SCBWI Conference June 16-17. Conference faculty includes Kait Feldmann, associate editor at Arthur A. Levine Books (Scholastic); Molly O'Neill, literary agent at Waxman Leavell Literary Agency; and Nick Thomas, editor at Arthur A. Levine Books (Scholastic).
More information on the conference, including links to the faculty bios, is here:

Please take a few minutes and promote our conference. I am grateful for those who have done so already. Retweet. Share on Facebook. Recommend it to writing friends or colleagues. However you do it, it’s appreciated. We already have several people new to ARSCBWI and our conference signed up from promotion alone. Thank you for being willing to support and promote Arkansas and our events!
If you have any questions, I’m happy to answer them.
All my best,
Phyllis Hemann
SCBWI Arkansas Regional Advisor

Saturday, April 15, 2017


Wise Girls
© By Mary Nida Smith

Girls with curls
Always wear pearls
Girls with braids
Wear fashion suede
Girls who are blonde
Wear long johns
Girls with red hair
Love Smoky the Bear
Girls who are brunette
Love the internet
Girls with black hair
May have nightmares

Girls are not the same
We should not compare.

April word(W.O.M.) David L. Harrison's blog.