Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Conference Time and Updates


Well, it's that time of year again. Tomorrow morning I'll be heading off to the LDStorymakers conference. The last two years have been very different than the previous four or five, in that I get to present as well as attend. This is the conference that taught me how to write, particularly their Boot Camp portion. Boot Camp is very intense. It's several hours of small group sessions sitting with a published author workshopping your writing and learning how to deal with critiques. It's challenging, I won't lie, but wow is it worth it!

I am very blessed in this year, for the first time ever, I get to be one of the instructors for Boot Camp. I get to give back some of what I've learned over the years and I can hardly wait! I won't know who is in my group until I get there Thursday, but I am sure it will be awesome. Friday and Saturday are the actual conference, where I get to teach a class on How to Become an Idea Factory. My friend Ted is going to record it for me and hopefully we can take portions of that and portions of my power point and put them on my new website in the near future.

Yes, that's right, I have a new website and it is FABULOUS! It's not live yet, but will be soon enough at karenehoover.com. Check out my web designers at thedesignauthor.com. If you're looking for someone to design your website, I would highly recommend them. They do very professional and beautiful work. They are easy to work with, and affordable. Check them out, and if you decide to use their services, tell them I sent you!

Now, for those of you waiting for book two of The Wolfchild Saga, The Armor of Light, I've got some bad news. Due to circumstances beyond anyone's control, my publisher is closing its doors and will not be able to publish the rest of the series. Yes, it's disappointing and frustrating, but I'm not going to let it stop me. There is another publisher who took on the series of a friend of mine mid-series, and they are currently looking at The Armor of Light. I am keeping my fingers crossed and praying my heart out that they will finish the series for me. I've heard very, very good things about them, so keep your fingers crossed with me, will you? One way or another, I'll get the book out, I will promise you that, and hopefully you won't have to wait beyond summer.

As a result copies of The Sapphire Flute in hardback are going for pretty cheap, so get your autographed copy with the original cover while you can. They make great gifts, for old and young, and in-between.

So I'm hoping to see many of you at LDStorymakers, and if I haven't had the pleasure of making your acquaintance in the past, please come and introduce yourself and visit with me for a while. I promise I dont' bite, and you never know--you might just make a new friend.

Quote of the Day: Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go.
- Hermann Hesse

6 comments:

lilreds_nicole said...

Boo! to having to wait for The Armour of Light, but oh so worth it! I'll keep my fingers crossed!!!!

L.T. Elliot said...

I'll be so happy to see you at Storymakers! We so need to talk. I can't believe we haven't talked before now. Wha?

Wishing you more luck and success than you can handle!

Melanie said...

It's live now baby! Lookin' good. Congratulations on getting it up and running. See at the conference.

Diana said...

Where do you suggest we purchase copies from?

Karen Hoover said...

If you are at the Storymakers conference, I've got books available there for a GREAT price. If you aren't here, you can order them from me if you want a signed copy, or get them from Amazon.com or have it ordered from any Barnes and Noble. :) Thanks for asking.

Christy said...

Thanks for your excellent help at bootcamp! It was so fun to meet you and the group was great.