Bestselling Author, Brandon Mull to be Keynote Speaker at “Time Out for Writers” Conference
By Cindy R. Williams
Brandon Mull, New York Times bestselling author, will be the keynote speaker at the national writers’ conference, “Time Out for Writers,” hosted by the American Night Writers Association (ANWA) in Mesa, February 19 – 21, 2015.
Mull is author of Fablehaven, Beyonders, the Five Kingdoms Series and Candy Shop Wars. His books are published in over 30 languages, and he has visited over 2,000 schools in 38 states and around the world. “My farthest school visit was to Moscow, Russia,” he says.
In addition to the conference keynote, Mull will teach a class on “The Writing Advice I’d Give My Best Friend.” In it, he will share candid advice on all aspects of publishing, from getting that first book published, to building a successful career, to keeping yourself sane during the process.
Mull served an LDS mission to Antofagasta, Chile, and currently lives in Utah with his wife and children.
The ANWA Time Out for Writers Conference is a 2½ day conference for writers of all levels, beginner to bestseller. It is open to the general public. Development for Educator Licensing for teachers is available.
“Anyone young or old with a desire to write a story, a novel, professional, for publication or even their family history will find classes to help them at the conference,” says Peggy Urry, ANWA Executive President.
World-class workshops will be taught by other award-winning authors and industry professionals, including John Rudolph of Dystel & Goderich Literary, Pam Van Hylckama Vlieg of D4EO Literary Agency, Lisa Mangum of Shadow Mountain, McKenna Gardner of Xchyler Publishing, Heather Moore of Precision Editing Group, author and poet Regina Sirois, author and editor, Penny Freeman, million-seller Janette Rallison, and fan favorites, Sarah M. Eden, Julie Wright, Liz Adair, Betty Webb, Kelly Oram, Laurie Schnebly Campbell and Tanya Parker Mills.
Registration for the February conference is now open. Space is limited. For more information visit: www.anwa-lds.com/events/conference