Returning to the SCWC with her sixth novel, Where Butterflies Wander, out February 6th from Lake Union, #1 Amazon bestselling author Suzanne Redfearn will regale and inform us with her travels and travails negotiating an ever-evolving publishing landscape. She replaces our previously announced Sunday afternoon Special Guest Speaker due to unforeseen circumstances. Suzanne’s previous books have been translated into twenty-four languages and have been recognized by RT Reviews, Target Recommends, Goodreads, Publisher’s Marketplace, and Kirkus Reviews. In an Instant was awarded Best New Fiction from Best Book Awards and was a Goodreads Choice Awards Finalist. Author Gian Sardar (When the World Goes Quiet) extols of her latest, “A poignant tale of blame, forgiveness, and the slender threads that weave into the tapestry of life. Redfearn takes her readers from heartbreak to hope, all the way making us see our ties to what’s been lost, and that even the most unlikely people can set us free.”
While close to having the final weekend schedule in place, another new workshop has just been introduced:
“Painting with Prose: Crafting Children’s Picture Books”
Leader: Henry Herz
Objective: Unleash your inner child and grab your most colorful crayons for a deep dive into the vibrant heart of children’s picture book creation. Unveiling the secrets of blending lyrical language with arresting artwork, we’ll explore how simple stories can weave complex emotions and teach young minds without preaching; delve into dynamic design and visual storytelling that captivates evolving brains. Exceptional structure, plot, character development, word choice, rhyme, pacing, themes and humor remain–they’re all as essential to pic-lit as excellent adult fiction.
Been a long while since we’ve addressed the genre, but since so many of you have asked for it recently, we’re doing so. Hot market. Take advantage.
There’s still plenty of room to join us in San Diego. Discounted Full Conference pre-registration remains open at this time. You’ve earned it. Your work is worth it. Join us!
–Michael Steven Gregory
Executive Director, SCWC