Learn the Skills and Make the Connections to Write, Illustrate & Publish Books for Children & Young Adults! Join us for the 7th Annual Book Passage Children’s Writers & Illustrators Conference. The Conference will cover all aspects of writing and illustrating for children—from developing ideas to honing skills to finding a publisher. Participants will work closely with other writers and illustrators, as well as with agents, editors, and publishers. The conference is designed to meet the differing needs of those who create for different age groups. Participants will choose an area of emphasis for the morning sessions, such as writing for
©2013 by Marianne Lonsdale My family took a six-hour road trip from Oakland to Sequoia National Park last week. My husband, Michael, was the driver. I’m the trusty navigator with maps, AAA tour book and the 800 number that helps locate In-N-Out Burger locations along Highway 99. My ten-year-old son, Nick, and his buddy, Josh, sat in the back seat, zoning out with iPods and handheld video games. We’d instructed them that electronics would only be allowed in the car while traveling to and from Sequoia. No electronics during the five days in the park. So Nick and Josh were getting in their last fix. Separation anxiety for ten-year-old boys from electronics is very real.
LEFT COAST WRITERS BOOK LAUNCH: Beyond Sugar Shock: The 6-Week Plan to Break Free of Your Sugar Addiction & Get Slimmer, Sexier & Sweeter by Connie Bennett Saturday, April 13th, 2013 || 7pm Book Passage-Corte Madera|| 51 Tamal Vista Dr. Corte Madera || www.bookpassage.com Sugar and carb junkies, get help to free yourself from your potentially deadly addiction with The Sugar Liberator Connie Bennett, author of the international bestseller Beyond Sugar Shock: The 6-Week Plan to Break Free of Your Sugar Addiction & Get Slimmer, Sexier & Sweeter. Beyond Sugar Shock has been praised by a Who’s Who of health and empowerment experts, including Dr. Wayne Dyer, Dr. Christiane Northrup, and Dr. Daniel Amen. Connie’s second book is the eagerly awaited follow-up to Connie’s acclaimed bestseller, Sugar Shock! How Sweets and Simple Carbs Can Derail Your Life—And How You Can Get Back on Track, which has been praised by America’s Favorite Doctor, Dr. Mehmet Oz.” In this Book Passage program, Connie—a charismatic transformational speaker, journalist, life coach, health coach, and self-mocking former sugar addict—will give her insights and simple starter secrets to: Activate the positive power of procrastinating. (This is a simple tool to calm your cravings.) Dodge the #1 mistake nearly everyone makes when quitting or reducing sweets.
LEFT COAST WRITERS Book Party: A Southern Sampler Monday, April 8th, 2013 || 6pm Book Passage || San Francisco 1 Ferry Building, San Francisco ||www.bookpassage.com We are spending an evening in the South!! Join Left Coast Writers and the Southern Sampler Artists Colony as they evoke the dreamy, sometimes steamy world of Charleston and beyond in an exciting sampler of poetry, short fiction, non-fiction and other treats in this celebration of all things Southern.
LEFT COAST WRITERS LITERARY SALON: Patricia Bracewell, author of Shadow on the Crown Monday, April 1st, 2013 || 7pm Book Passage-Corte Madera|| 51 Tamal Vista Dr. Corte Madera || www.bookpassage.com We hope all of you will come out for this very special event. Our beloved Roadwork editor, Patricia Bracewell, will be speaking about her experience writing historical fiction. Her recently released novel, Shadow on the Crown (Viking, 2012), has been very well received and critically acclaimed. Patricia will be discussing the research that goes into writing such a novel, how much to fabricate and how much to keep to the facts, and other problems one may face when writing fact-based fiction. Patricia Bracewell is a native of California where she taught literature and composition
Hey guys! There’s a new writing contest presented by Book Passage! The graphic below will describe the contest in full: