Thursday, July 17

Writing for Charity

If you happen to live in the Utah area, this might be of interest to you. Even if you live elsewhere, hopefully you'll enjoy reading about this fun charity project and it will inspire you to do something proactive to help people in need.

This summer have unfettered access to professional children’s authors, all in the name of charity! Saturday, July 19 several local authors will host a Writing for Charity event in Salt Lake City, with all profits going to The Wheelchair Project, which provides wheelchairs for people in third world countries. Come hear writers talk about their process, how to write for a young audience, storytelling tips, and the ins and outs of the publishing business. In addition, have your picture book text or first page of your novel (the most important page!) workshopped by professionals.

When: Saturday, July 19, 9 am to 1 pm

Where: Salt Lake Main Library, 200 East 400 South, Salt Lake City, Utah

Cost: $45 (tax deductible!)

Authors include Brandon Mull, Shannon Hale, Mette Ivie Harrison, Ann Cannon, Kristyn Crow, Becky Hickox, Kimberley Heuston, Anne Bowen, Aprilynne Pike, Ann Dee Ellis, Mike Knudson, and Wendy Toliver (me!)

And on a totally unrelated note, check out my new cover. MISS MATCH will be out right in time for Valentine's Day!


Kelly Parra said...

Love the cover, Wendy!! And best of luck with your event!!

Alyson Noel said...

Congrats on your new book!! And the event sounds awesome!

Meredith said...

Woohoo on the new book! Cannot wait to read it! I LOVE the Romnatic Comedies from Simon Pulse!!


Wendy Toliver said...

Aww, thanks for the well wishes and warm fuzzies, Kelly, Alyson and Meredith

Jessica Burkhart said...

What a great event!! Yay for the cover! :)

Melissa Walker said...

Cool event! Wish I could make it.

And--yay!--new cover. "...Siren" is next on my list!

Little Willow said...

Great cover! SO nice to see a healthy-sized girl depicted on the cover of a teen novel!

Wendy Toliver said...

Thanks so much, Jessica and Melissa. The event was amazing. We were able to donate $5400 to The Wheelchair Project. Not too shabby. There was great feedback so far and Shannon Hale is gung-ho to do it again next year.

Little Willow! Hey U. Yes, Shasha is definitely not-very-skinny and I was really excited to see that revealed right on the cover.

Kwana said...

Love that cover Wendy and it sounds like a great event!