Pennwriters Conference 2010

May 16th, 2010

This year’s annual conference was held at the beautiful Best Western Eden Resort in Lancaster, PA. I’ve got to say upfront that I think this conference gets better every year. Big kudos to Ayleen Stellhorn, this year’s conference organizer.

As before, the conference offered a program of workshops and seminars about writing, marketing, publishing, and such. I was able to attend a few of these and found them all excellent. I was also able to volunteer more this time around than in previous years, and I really enjoyed that.

But the best part was reconnecting with people I hadn’t seen since my last PW conference (in 2008). I was given some awesome marketing advice from NYT-bestselling author Maria Snyder (I also snagged an autographed copy of Storm Glass). And I had a wonderful conversion with agent Jennifer Jackson (of The Donald Maass Literary Agency) in the hotel lobby. Pennwriters does a lot of things right with their conferences; getting top-flight agents and editors to attend is one of them.

So now that the conference is ended, I’m left feeling a little sad that it’s over, but I’m also energized to dive back into my work-in-progress.

Thank you to all my fellow Pennwriters.

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3 Responses to “Pennwriters Conference 2010”

  1. Cate Masters says:

    Sounds wonderful. Sorry I didn’t get there.

  2. Jon Sprunk says:

    Great seeing you, too, Susan. I hope we can get together this spring for a dual-author event.

  3. Susan Kelley says:

    It was great to see you there, Jon. It’s very difficult to decide on the best part of the conference and you’re right. It gets better every year.





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