Monthly Archives: September 2013

Lucky 13: Make 2013 Your Year Recap!

Happy Thursday, everyone! Well, the theme for last weekend’s conference might have started off as Lucky 13: Make 2013 Your Year, but for me, it soon turned into “OH MY GOSH, I have so much work to do!!” Seriously. By Sunday evening, I … Continue reading

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See you at the conference!

Happy Friday, everyone! Here’s a quick Can’t wait to see you at the conference  post and a few reminders! Do plan on arriving in time to enjoy our Registration/ Breakfast Snacks/ Book Sales/ Meet & Greet from 8:00 to 8:50, but … Continue reading

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Conference Challenge #8: Prepare for a Sucessful Challenge!

Happy Wednesday, everyone, time for our final Conference Challenge, woo-HOO! Okay. Perhaps this might be taking the easy way out, seeing as how we’ve used the same final challenge for the past … oh, what, four conferences? But Susan and I like to … Continue reading

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Coffee & Conversation with Floyd Cooper!

Happy Tuesday, everyone! We are wrapping up our series of pre-Lucky 13: Make 2013 Your Year conference interviews by having the super-talented illustrator/author Floyd Cooper in the cyber chair today! With more than 90 children’s books published and more than 2,000 … Continue reading

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Coffee & Conversation with Tim Young!

Happy Monday, everyone! With the Lucky 13: Make 2013 Your Year conference only days away, we are now heading down the home stretch with our Coffee & Conversation interviews that showcase our presenters. Today, we have illustrator extraordinaire Timothy Young in the … Continue reading

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Coffee and Conversation with Laura Whitaker

Friday is winding down and we have only one week left until our conference.  We’ve already had so many of our wonderful speakers stop by the Cyber Cafe and today we are fortunate to have yet another. Laura Whitaker, Associate Editor … Continue reading

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Lucky 13 Registration Alert – It’s your last chance!

Good Friday morning! Time has flown and it’s landed right here – the last day to register for our Lucky 13: Make 2013 Your Year conference! If you’re undecided and need one last push – here are Laura’s Ten Reasons … Continue reading

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5 Ways Writers and Illustrators Can Use Twitter, Plus #Lucky13

It’s Thursday and you know what that means. Tomorrow is Friday, but not just any Friday…it’s Friday the 13th. And not just any Friday the 13th…it’s Friday, September 13, 2013 – THE LAST DAY TO REGISTER for our region’s Lucky 13: … Continue reading

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Conference Challenge #7: It was a day like any other…then it wasn’t

September 11th is a day in our country’s history that will never be forgotten. It had a special impact on our region, with Washington, DC our neighbor to the south and Shanksville, PA our neighbor to the north. It is … Continue reading

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Registration reminder and some critique group wisdom

Hello! Hope you’re enjoying our quick blast of mid-summer weather in our region. The forecast says storms on Thursday and then cooler temperatures. Rain or shine, we’re all about our Lucky 13 Conference: Make 2013 Your Year. If you haven’t … Continue reading

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