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Friday, May 11, 2012

My 1st Giveaway AND WIFYR

When I began researching writer's conferences (Feb. '11) I stumbled upon Writers and Illustrators for Young Readers and was blown away by the incredible faculty and the week long small class (read 13 or less) writer workshops.  Even  though I live in S. CA it was well worth the extra travel expense to attend. (You can read about my experience last year here.)

In fact, it was so worth my while that I'm going again. This year I'm returning for the Middle Grade class with Tim Wynn-Jones. Now while I have to confess that the beard scares me (more on that on another post) I can't wait for his feedback. The MG class was the 2nd to fill up after Fantasy (with Matt Kirby). Don't worry if you haven't signed up yet, there's still some awesome classes available, but they're filling up fast, so don't twiddle those thumbs either:) Click here to register.

From the WIFYR website:

Tim Wynne-Jones has written thirty-two books including novels, picture books and
three collections of short stories. (He's won a gazillion awards click here)

He teaches in the MFA program at Vermont College and lives on 76 acres of
land near Perth, Ontario. He has three children, all grown up now and living hither
 and yon.

I'm reading his newest novel, a YA Thriller, Blink and Caution. And I'm giving away a
copy to one of my followers. (Giveaway will close 5/15/2012 at midnight PST)

How do you enter? So glad you asked.

1. Follow my blog
2. Comment and tell me that you did (1 pt)

3. Follow me on Twitter @robinhallwrites (1 pt)
4. tweet or blog about this giveaway (1 pt for each)

I'll announce the winner on Wednesday, May 16th

Hope to see you at WIFYR!


  1. I have a feeling that class is going to be awesome. He seems like a great teacher and I bet you'll learn so much. I can't wait to read some of this MG of yours!

  2. He looks like a Canadian from the backwoods eh! I like the cover with the bullet holee. Good luck at WIFYR

  3. I am following you on your blog and Twitter. :-) And I agree that WIFYR is a rocking-hot writer's conference! Thanks for referring me to it last year. Count me in on your giveaway!

  4. I love your excitement for writing! Good luck at the writer's conference!

  5. I don't even know what happens when you "follow" someone, but I did it anyway, just because I love you. And because I love books. :)

  6. I didn't know he wrote YA thrillers! *enters* and *tweets* :)

  7. Ooo. I want to read that. Count me entered. I'm a follower on both twitter and here and going to tweet about this, except then I'll have less chance of winning :(