Who Will Join Me at the Whidbey Island Writers Conference in October?

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My blog post on process and artistic insecurities went up today on the conference page.

The conference runs from October 24-26 and I hope to see everyone there.

This was the conference where I met Katherine Sears of Booktrope, a meeting that led to my involvement with the community and having Sex and Death in the American Novel published by them in 2012. Katherine and other members of the Booktrope team will be in attendance so stop by and say hi when you are there. I promise you will walk away energized. If not, come find me and I will zap you.

The same year I met Katherine, I received excellent advice and encouragement from two of that year’s presenters: Bharti Kirchner and Priscilla Long.

Just me at Whidbey (130x186)

It will be great to be back with my people. Baja has been a real adventure, but the community I left behind in Seattle was what fed me when I was just starting out.

If you haven’t already, sign up for the conference. There is never enough time when I come home, but I do look forward to meeting new people and catching up with the old. I will be presenting alongside two writers who have given me so much over the years: JD Munro and Terry Persun. Between them I get to talk about sex writing and  artistic vision. Who could miss that?

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Whidbey: a destination, a state of mind, a community!

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