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December 07, 2020

Special Guest Speakers Confirmed; Readers Open

Special Guest Speakers Confirmed; Readers Open

Special Guest Speakers Confirmed; Readers Open

Special Guest Speakers Confirmed; Readers Open

Chronicling time during COVID-19 is a muddle without minutes, absent hours, smearing days and months into an unfathomable fog of baleful recollection. That is to say, what I’m certain occurred months ago, actually took place only weeks past, if not last Tuesday. The timeline skewed in[Click For The Rest...]
September 09, 2020

Pre-registration Open; Conference in The Cloud

Pre-registration Open; Conference in The Cloud

Pre-registration Open; Conference in The Cloud

Pre-registration Open; Conference in The Cloud

And we’re off! Off-site, that is. Given there’s zero evidence to suggest we can safely gather physically come February, our 35th annual San Diego event will be conducted online. We’ve researched our options and the consensus among staff is that we can emulate the best of our in-person[Click For The Rest...]
February 27, 2020

SD34 Awards, Wrap, Renewal

SD34 Awards, Wrap, Renewal

SD34 Awards, Wrap, Renewal

SD34 Awards, Wrap, Renewal

“It is important,” the man in the grey suit interrupts. “Someone needs to tell those tales. When the battles are fought and won and lost, when the pirates find their treasures and the dragons eat their foes for breakfast with a nice cup of Lapsing souchong, someone needs to tell their[Click For The Rest...]
December 28, 2019

Special Guest Speaker to Start the New Year–Write!

Special Guest Speaker to Start the New Year–Write!

Special Guest Speaker to Start the New Year–Write!

Special Guest Speaker to Start the New Year–Write!

Of her latest release New York Times bestseller Caroline Mitchell raves, “Lost Girl is a compulsive thrill-ride that reads as if it’s been pulled straight from the headlines. Kammier’s journalism background brings undeniable authenticity to a novel that has it all—a [Click For The Rest...]
November 05, 2019

4th Special Guest Speaker; Agents, Genres Galore

4th Special Guest Speaker; Agents, Genres Galore

4th Special Guest Speaker; Agents, Genres Galore

4th Special Guest Speaker; Agents, Genres Galore

One of the most highly anticipated young adult releases of 2020, of All the Stars and Teeth Entertainment Weekly declares, “This epic fantasy, which subverts gender stereotypes and expectations, has the potential to break out in the mold of [Tomi] Adeyemi’s Children of Blood and Bone,[Click For The Rest...]
October 01, 2019

3rd Special Guest Speaker Confirmed; More Good Muse

3rd Special Guest Speaker Confirmed; More Good Muse

3rd Special Guest Speaker Confirmed; More Good Muse

3rd Special Guest Speaker Confirmed; More Good Muse

International bestselling author Kristin Harmel (The Room on Rue Amelie) declares, “I was utterly moved and transfixed by The Light After the War, a beautiful novel that spans a decade across four continents in the wake of World War II. You’ll be swept away by this fast-pa[Click For The Rest...]
September 02, 2019

2nd Special Guest Speaker Confirmed

2nd Special Guest Speaker Confirmed

2nd Special Guest Speaker Confirmed

2nd Special Guest Speaker Confirmed

So excited to share this quick heads-up: Game of Thrones co-executive producer and writer Bryan Cogman calls Nathan Makaryk’s epic debut novel, Nottingham, “The most pleasurable reading experience I’ve had since first discovering George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice an[Click For The Rest...]
August 01, 2019

Registration Open; 1st Guest Speaker Confirmed

Registration Open; 1st Guest Speaker Confirmed

Registration Open; 1st Guest Speaker Confirmed

Registration Open; 1st Guest Speaker Confirmed

“[A] remarkably fresh, intense thriller, and Lily Wong is one hell of a new hero,” enthuses New York Times bestselling author J.T. Ellison (Tear Me Apart) of Tori Eldridge’s The Ninja Daughter (Agora Books). Murder, She Wrote Series author Jon Land calls it “a riveting, rollicking, ro[Click For The Rest...]
February 21, 2019

SD33 Awards & Wrap

SD33 Awards & Wrap

SD33 Awards & Wrap

SD33 Awards & Wrap

What an exceptional gathering our 33rd annual San Diego conference turned out to be. The rain abated, wind blew down, sky lit up, and the writers—as they inevitably will when given a chance—the writers shined. And while each Special Guest Speaker spoke truthfully about their individua[Click For The Rest...]
January 17, 2019

4th Guest Speaker; SD33 Working Schedule

4th Guest Speaker; SD33 Working Schedule

4th Guest Speaker; SD33 Working Schedule

4th Guest Speaker; SD33 Working Schedule

Between First Reads, Kindle Unlimited, e-book subscription services, and all the many other exclusive tools at its disposal, it is estimated that Amazon.com reaches 10 million or more readers with any given book’s release. Instantly. “The Seattle-based giant houses 15 imprints i[Click For The Rest...]