In a starred review Booklist calls Bones of a Saint, “A celebration of the power of story … This ambitious debut invites serious contemplation as it examines the role of religion, a connection to The Canterbury Tales, and more … A compelling, unforgettable reading experience that is brilliantly executed.” It’s author, Grant Farley, an SCWCer himself, will be our Sunday afternoon Special Guest Speaker to discuss his years-long forging of what School Library Journal lauds as a “literary writing style [that sets] it apart from other young adult novels.” Grant will also be conducting a needed new workshop, “Crafting Voice in Young Adult Fiction.”
For those new to the SCWC who signed up for advance submissions, please note that the bulk of one-on-one appointments will take place on Saturday. When you check in to pick up your name badge and final schedule, you will also be provided your scheduled meeting time(s).
All is looking excellent for our 36th annual San Diego event. The working schedule is posted, dinner plans have been made, and the bar will be open. Discounted registration ends soon. Your words are worth it. Be there or be … ware!
–Michael Steven Gregory
Executive Director, SCWC/SWS