Okay, so maybe not a million, but still.
Greetings, Minions! First off, I can has a new vlog for you. Go watch it!
Secondly, if you watch that vlog, you’ll learn of a way to win an ARC of THIRD STRIKE – but if you’re not down with the whole YouTube thang, or you want to increase your chances of winning one of my last few ARCs, there’s now a contest on Goodreads! So check both out, and good luck!
I wanted to give you all a little heads-up, in case you’ve been in your coffins for a while and haven’t heard. Auntie Heather is holding a YA Lit/anti-bullying conference called Less Than Three. Tickets are just ten bucks, and available on the Less Than Three website. You won’t believe the rock star line-up we have: A.S. King, Rachel Caine, Andrew Smith, Ellen Hopkins, Mari Mancusi, Susane Colasanti, David Levithan, Jennifer Brown, Cheryl Rainfield, Dale E. Basye, Lisa McMann, T.M. Goeglein, Carrie Jones, Alethea Kontis, Carrie Ryan, Shannon Messenger, and of course, yours truly will be there. It’s going to be FANGtastic!
Our volunteer list is now full, but check out what’s on the schedule:
8am: Badge pick-up opens
9:30am – 10:30am: Panels 1 & 2
10:40am – 11:40am: Panels 3 & 4
11:50am – 12:50pm: Break for lunch (boxed lunch available for purchase in advance on the site)
1pm – 2pm: Keynote address (Heather Brewer, with special guest)
2:10pm – 3:10pm: Panels 1 & 2
3:20pm – 4:20pm: Panels 3 & 4
4:30pm – 6:30pm: Social Hour (aka Less Than Three Mix-and-Mingle-with-the-Authors Party Time!)
And here are some more details on the panels:
Panel #1 –
BULLYING IN SCHOOL: When a safe haven turns into a waking nightmare.
Jody Feldman – moderator
Panelists: Susane Colasanti, Jennifer Brown, Alethea Kontis, Dale E. Basye
Panel #2 –
What to do when the voices in your head are out of control.
Cole Gibsen – moderator
Panelists: Cheryl Rainfield, T.M. Goeglein, Ellen Hopkins, Rachel Caine
Panel #3 –
CYBER-BULLYING: What to do when bullying follows you home.
Sarah Bromley – moderator
Panelists: Carrie Jones, Mari Mancusi, Lisa McMann, Shannon Messenger
Panel #4 –
BULLIES & LGBTQ: Walking tall in the face of adversity.
Antony John – moderator
Panelists: David Levithan, A.S King, Carrie Ryan, Andrew Smith
In short, we are gonna ROCK THIS THING, MINIONS!!!
So come out, if you can, and join us in an amazing day. Who knows? This might be your only chance!