Major Teen Writer Conference Invites Me to Give Talk. Will Mad Cap Hilarity Ensue?

So, in the flurry of the past week, I got a majorly cool, last minute invite to be a Drill Instructor at Teen Author Boot Camp held on March 8th, 2104 in the mountains of Utah.

TABC is quickly becoming one of the largest Teen Writer conferences with writers like Brandon Mull, Shannon Hale, and Kiersten White giving the main talks. This year, the boot camp’s main speakers are James Dashner (Maze Runner) and Ally Condie (Matched Trilogy) who will lead a pack of amazing writers……oh…and me.

What’s it all about? Writer’s Cubed, a writer’s group in Utah decided to start a camp for teenage writers. The day is dedicated to teaching kids how to write (more articles to come in the next few weeks). Yeah, it’s as cool as it sounds. Not only do they get to meet some of the hottest YA authors in the country, but they get to pick their brains on how to write. How cool is that?

I’ll be giving a workshop on How to Write a Scary Scene and participating on a panel discussion about the publishing industry.Really excited and honored to be teaching the kids, hanging with some very cool writers and hey, seeing Utah.

If you want to sign up your teen for a pretty amazing writer camp or view the workshops live on the Internet, check out the website.

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About Jonathan Ryan

Jonathan Ryan is a novelist, blogger and columnist. His novel, 3 Gates of the Dead, published by Open Road Media, is in bookstores everywhere. The sequel, Dark Bride, will be out in April 2015