Friday, February 18, 2011

want some free books?

Um, do I want a chance at winning some free books? Free YA books? Um, yeah. Duh.

I read this post over on Cherylyyne's blog about her crazy-amazing 50 book giveaway to help promote the Writing and Illustrating for Young Readers Workshop coming up in June. Seriously.  She's giving away 50 books. Do you want a piece of the action? Then head on over to her blog and find out how you can get your name in the pot!  I think I can swing it so I get six entries. 

Speaking of WIFYR (the workshop), if you're interested in writing or illustrating for kids, this is a More Awesome than Awesome Sauce kind of conference. I've attended twice in the past.One year I took the picture book workshop from Rick Walton and then a few years ago I took the Fantasy and Science Fiction class from Dave Farland. Both classes were brilliant. And I'm wishing I could go this year. Not only because when I go I learn loads, get to hang out with writing friends and spend a week in a hotel all by myself hogging the sheets and pillows and eating take-out from Panda Express and Chick-Fil-A, but also because of.....


Yes, THE Holly Black is going to be presenting.

But my wee girl is too small to leave behind. Sure, I could cart along my whole monkey troop up north with me, pitch a tent in a scenic park and let them fend for themselves as I attend classes, but for some reason I'm thinking this might not be a good idea. *sigh*

So, I'll have to wait. Maybe next year I'll be able to run away to the fabulous land which is the Writing and Illustrating for Young Readers Workshop.  You can catch a video about the crazy cool shingdig Here.

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