Fall Conference Takeaways & Tips by Beth Carter

What a busy fall this has been! On the heels of my mid-August release of SLEEPING WITH ELVIS, I attended three writers’ conferences and book signings in September and October. Whew! I’m just now catching my breath. All three conferences were very different, yet informative and helpful in their own way whether connecting with readers, learning craft, or schmoozing with super star authors.


Following are the three conferences I attended:

  • Ozarks Romance Authors – Springfield, Missouri
  • Penned Con – St. Louis, Missouri
  • InD’Scribe Author & Reader Con – Burbank, California

Ozarks Romance Authors is basically a two-day event (with a book signing for speakers  the night before.) Workshops are held the following day covering a variety of writerly topics. Mainly authors attend this event. There were aspiring authors, published authors, and a few readers. At least one agent and editor took pitches. I always enjoy this smaller conference in my…

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About Beth Carter

Multiple award-winning novelist and children's book author. Former bank VP and hospital PR director turned pajama-wearing writer. Find me online or at Starbucks where I'll be writing while sipping a skinny vanilla latte. If I'm not there, it's possible I'm at T.J. Maxx. Happy reading! 2017 Raven Award Runner-Up for Favorite Contemporary - SLEEPING WITH ELVIS; 2015 RONE Winner and 2015 Best Debut Author - THURSDAYS AT COCONUTS.
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