Saturday, May 13, 2017

There is still time to register for the Desert Dreams Conference!

If you haven't registered for the Desert Dreams Writers Conference, there is still time to do it HERE.

On the day of the conference, pick up your badges and envelopes starting on Thursday morning, June 1st, at 9:00am through Saturday. We plan to have the table staffed throughout the conference if you have any questions. And be sure to check out:

- Our *Raffle/Goody Room!* We are raffling off some lovely themed baskets, as well as donations from the writer-specific vendors in attendance.

- Our *Vendor Fair!* Throughout the conference we'll have vendors in the foyer to talk to you about how they can help you get successfully published.

- Our Thursday *Practice your Pitch* event! Pitch your books to published authors for feedback before pitching to our Agents and Editors! (Volunteer "catchers" can sign up at Registration.)

- Our Thursday *Agent/Editor Panel!* Go ahead - ask them the hard questions!

- Our Friday night *Keynote Diana Gabaldon!* We will have a limited number of her first book "Outlander" and her book about writing, "Outlandish Companion," available for purchase and signing.

- Our *Reader Experience!* On Saturday we have 17 authors presenting to readers. This is an excellent opportunity to watch successful authors entice new readers. Attendance is free with your registration, but if you want lunch included the $10 tickets are available here: http://desertroserwa.org/desertdreams . With the purchase of a ticket you also receive a $10 coupon toward ANY purchase at the All-Author Booksigning that afternoon. Win-win!

- Our *Young Adult Panels!* From 2:00pm-4:00pm on Saturday in Ballroom A, and follow-up with the Booksigning.

- Our Saturday night *Awards Gala!* If you feel like dressing up, now's the time! We'll announce and celebrate the winners of 3 contests: Diamonds in the Desert, Realizing the Dream, and the prestigious Golden Quill for published authors. Awards Gala guest tickets are available for $75; let us
know if you want to bring a guest.

NOTE: The hotel has informed me that their dining room will be closed for remodeling, but the FULL BREAKFASTS and FULL MENUS will be still available in the Lobby Bar and the Patio.

Last of all, one of our featured speakers, Bob Mayer, has graciously offered his FREE ebook "Write it Forward, Writer's Conference Guide" for download at his website: http://bobmayer.com/freebies/