Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators CA North/Central Spring Spirit Conference

April 29 – April 30

Our next annual Spring Spirit conference will be held on April 30, 2016, with a choice of a few add-on sessions Friday night, April 29, 2016. It’ll be at the same location we used the past few years; the Citrus Heights Community Center. Save those dates!

BEA (Book Expo America)

May 11 – May 13

BookExpo America (BEA) is the leading book and author event for the North American publishing industry. It’s the best place to discover new titles and authors, network, and learn the latest trends during the BEA Content & Digital Conference.

BEA offers three event-packed days, 600+ authors, hundreds of new titles, hundreds of exhibitors, four Author Stages, and access to the latest digital technologies at the Digital Discovery Zone (D2Z) brought to you by IDPF.

BEA combines the largest selection of English language titles and is the largest gathering of booksellers, librarians, retailers, and book industry professionals in North America.

UTOPiAcon 2016

June 22 – June 26

Join us June 22-26, 2016 in gorgeous Nashville, Tennessee to celebrate 5 years of connecting writers of Middle Grade, Young Adult, New Adult and Adult paranormal and contemporary fiction to the resources and fans who love them!

Penned Con 2016

September 23 – September 24

Penned Con 2016 is an author and reader convention that brings the community together to celebrate all things books.

While doing this, we also donate to the Penned Con Scholarship Fund which assists autistic children in the St. Louis area receive their therapy services at Action for Autism.

The event consists of book signings, Q&A’s, panels and workshops for aspiring authors, guest speakers and industry professionals.

Left Coast Crime 2017

March 16, 2017 – March 19, 2017

LEFT COAST CRIME is an annual mystery convention sponsored by mystery fans, for mystery fans. It is held during the first quarter of the calendar year in Western North America, as defined by the Mountain Time Zone and all time zones westward