Friday, March 23, 2012


2012 Desert Dreams Writers' Conference, to be held April 27 - 29 in Scottsdale, Arizona, is pleased to announce that it is able to extend registration this year past the March 31 deadline. Registration will remain open until the conference reaches the facility's capacity. There is still time to register for this incredible opportunity to meet with editors, agents and bestselling authors.

Keynote speakers include NY Times-bestselling authors Allison Brennan and Bob Mayer. Sunday workshop by Martha Alderson, The Plot Whisperer. Friday keynote is young adult author Tom Leveen. Other authors presenting workshops include Brenda Novak, Maggie Shayne, Elizabeth Hoyt and almost 20 more.

Editors and agents represent St. Martin's Press, Harlequin, Five Star, The Herman Agency, 3 Seas Literary, Waxman Literary, Spencerhill Associates, McIntosh & Otis and Cherry Weiner Literary. The founder of the Indie Book Collective will also be on hand to answer questions for those interested in indie publishing.

Registration includes Bob Mayer's 4-hour "Write It Forward" workshop on Friday afternoon, additional Friday workshops, dinner on Friday and Saturday, luncheon on Saturday, editor/agent panel on Saturday morning, workshops all day Saturday, one-on-one editor/agent meeting (as long as space is available), Sunday morning 2-hour workshop with Martha Alderson on Plotting, booksigning on Saturday afternoon. (Those planning to sign books at the booksigning must register and submit forms no later than 3/31/2012.)

Register today at  Questions? Email

Susan Lanier
2012 Desert Dreams Conference Coordinator

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