Ernessa T. Carter, two-time conferee and Outstanding Fiction award recipient at LA6 for her then-titled novel, Molly Ringwald Ending, is back in a big way. In hardback, in fact, with the retitled and just-published 32 Candles (HarperCollins/Amistad), which she’ll discuss with us as a special guest speaker in Newport Beach.
Yet another special guest speaker has just been confirmed and we’re delighted to have her. Wry, witty, wonderful, none other than author Claire LaZebnik will be with us. Her enchanting fourth novel, If You Lived Here, You’d Be Home Now, launches September from Grand Central/5 Spot.
And in yet another bit of good muse, longtime conferee and periodic flash fiction workshop guru(ess?) Julie Ann Weinstein informs that she’s just signed the contract for her second book. An anthology of most of her published stories, Flashes of the Other World will be published by All Things That Matter Press. Way to go, Julie Ann!