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Join in the 13th annual

Teen Author Boot Camp Conference

March 23, 2024

at the Utah Valley Convention Center

FEATURING KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

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Teen Author Boot Camp is an annual teen writers conference held every spring at the Utah Valley Convention Center in Provo, Utah. Nearly a thousand aspiring teen writers come to the conference to work with bestselling authors to amp up their writing skills.

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Choose Your Experience

In-Person Event
 

$125

Experience a day filled with 2 keynotes, 6 breakout workshops, a mass author signing, and the chance to meet other young aspiring writers!

In-Person Experience Includes: 

Conference T-shirt

Drawstring Backpack

Lunch & Snack

Keepsake Lanyard

Online Access with TABC Classroom

$49

Enjoy a full year subscription access to TABC's online video library with classes from TABC 2024 plus over 80 other classes taught by past presenters at Teen Author Boot Camp!

 

Learn more about this exciting resource at www.tabcclassroom.com

In-Person Event and Online Access!

$150

Get the best of both worlds by gaining access to both the in-person event AND a 1-year subscription to TABC Classroom!

In-Person Experience Includes: 

Conference T-shirt

Drawstring Backpack

Lunch & Snack

Keepsake Lanyard

Ultimate 2-Day Experience

$199

Attend TABC In-person:

Receive lunch, snack, t-shirt, drawstring backpack, and access to the signing.
Get a year subscription to TABC Classroom to access all classes from 2024 and 80+ others from previous years.
Attend the Teen Readers Choice Awards Gala Dinner the night before TABC on March 22nd at the historic Provo Library!

*LEARN MORE ABOUT EDUCATOR AND PARENT PASSES WHEN YOU CLICK ON THE "REGISTER NOW" BUTTON.

The TABC School Pass is a customizable group rate for attending TABC in-person and includes a complementary teacher chaperone ticket. Whether schools offer scholarships, writing contests, or simply want to provide their students with discounted access to the conference, you can't beat 50% off in savings! 

SCHOOL PASS
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CHRISTOPHER PAOLINI

Keynote Address

Christopher Paolini is the author of the international bestsellers Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr, and Inheritance, as well as The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm. His debut science fiction novel, To Sleep in a Sea of Stars, is now available. He resides in Paradise Valley, Montana, USA.

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DARCIE LITTLE BADGER

Keynote Address

Darcie Little Badger is a Lipan Apache writer with a PhD in oceanography. Her critically acclaimed debut novel, Elatsoe, was featured in Time Magazine as one of the best 100 fantasy books of all time. Elatsoe also won the Locus award for Best First Novel and is a Nebula, Ignyte, and Lodestar finalist. Her second fantasy novel, A Snake Falls to Earth, received a Nebula Award, an Ignyte Award, and a Newbery Honor and is on the National Book Awards longlist. Her third book, Sheine Lende, is the prequel to Elatsoe and will be published in 2024. Darcie is married to a veterinarian named Taran.

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Adam Berg

Adam Berg is a real human boy and not a figment of his dog’s imagination. He started his career in sketch comedy, spent six years writing and acting for Studio C, and now works for JK Studios. He's written hundreds of sketches, multiple sitcom episodes, a best-selling novel, a not-best-selling novel, and co-wrote the movie, Go West. His fingers are tired of typing, but that's too bad!
Lessons from a TV Writers Room
Adam recounts lessons learned from his tenure in various writers room, including Studio C and Freelancers. He explores ways to create your own writers room in your head--like a lunatic or, you know, a writer.
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Allison Anderson

Allison Anderson lives her best life as a wife, a mom, a dedicated member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and author of The Cartographer’s War series. As a life long fantasy nerd, she finds it natural to create stories of her own and you can often find her jotting down new story ideas or talking about dragons. She’s spent most of her life across the southwestern United States.
Story Structure for the Unstructured Writer
Are you a writer who has an amazing story idea with vivid characters and some stellar world building but you have no idea where your story is going? Well, let me introduce you to Story Structure! In this class, our goal is to have you prepared to write “Chapter One” all the way until “The End”. Come learn some new outlining techniques, storytelling hacks, and tip and tricks to get you ready to put that story on the page.
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Amy Jameson

Amy began her career in New York with esteemed literary agency Janklow & Nesbit Associates, where she launched Shannon Hale’s career. She currently represents New York Times bestselling author Jessica Day George and a select crop of new authors. Amy loves children’s literature, and is actively seeking Middle Grade and Young Adult projects.
Moderator: Keynote Panel
Details on this panel to come!
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Catherine Khaperska

Catherine Khaperska is an author from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. She has been writing for many years and her debut novel, Scarred, is her literary pride and joy, but she writes short stories and poetry too. She loves helping young writers to take pride in their work!
Teen Author Panel
Want to be published? Learn from the experiences of teens who have already found publishing success. This panel is moderated by the editor in chief of Owl Hollow Press, the publisher who produces the TABC Short Story Anthology every year.
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Chloe B. Christensen

Chloe B. Christen, age 17, is a teen author who has written many stories. She’s added writing to her list of favorite things including ballroom dance and FCCLA. She has published short stories, including Survived on a Lie in the TABC Teen Anthology in 2023, and A Dragon’s Choice in the 2021 Imagine Teen Anthology collection.
Teen Author Panel
Want to be published? Learn from the experiences of teens who have already found publishing success. This panel is moderated by the editor in chief of Owl Hollow Press, the publisher who produces the TABC Short Story Anthology every year.
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Christopher Paolini

Christopher Paolini is the author of the international bestsellers Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr, and Inheritance, as well as The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm. His debut science fiction novel, To Sleep in a Sea of Stars, is now available. He resides in Paradise Valley, Montana, USA.
Building Fantasy and Science Fiction
Join the creator of the world of Alagaesia in a class designed to help you learn to build an immersive new world of your own.
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Deeba Zargarpur

Deeba Zargarpur is the author of YA novel, HOUSE OF YESTERDAY, as well as a senior editor at Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers and Salaam Reads.
Publishing 101
An overview of publishing as an author but also exploring other roles in the industry for teens who are into art, design, marketing, publicity
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Emma Nelson

Emma Nelson is the founder and Editor in Chief of Owl Hollow Press.
Moderator for Teen Author Panel
Want to be published? Learn from the experiences of teens who have already found publishing success. This panel is moderated by the editor in chief of Owl Hollow Press, the publisher who produces the TABC Short Story Anthology every year.
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Heather Clark

Heather's award-winning debut novel, Lemon Drop Falls came out in 2022. She is passionate about representing neurodiverse children powerfully in fiction. She teaches adult writing classes at UVU Community Ed, and is the program director for Tween Author Boot Camp. Learn more at her podcast, MGBookParty.com, or HeatherClarkBooks.com
A Show, Don’t Tell of How to Show, Don’t Tell
“They” are always saying, “Show, Don’t Tell.”
Cool. Wanna try showing me how? Paint that for me. Let me see it on the page.
This class is a deep-dive into various technique options. We’ll show examples of when it’s working and when it’s not. We’ll practice transforming writing to show together. We’ll learn to show with metaphor and simile, sensory description, endowed objects, symbols, color, setting, dialogue, and powerful character action. I’d tell you how helpful this class will be, but it’ll be better if you come see for yourself.
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Holly West

Holly West is a Senior Editor at Feiwel & Friends, an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group. She edits books (mostly featuring fantasy and genre elements, but also a few science-based nonfiction titles) for kids and teens of all ages, and likes to describe her job as being a professional fangirl.
Stakes: Not Just for Slaying Vampires
Keep readers invested in your story, by showing them why they should care.
-- This one is still craft focused, but is more of a general discussion of the idea of picking the right stakes, and why a personal goal can sometimes be more impactful and powerful than saving the world.
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J Scott Savage

Scott Savage is the author of 21 novels including the Far World series, Case File 13, Mysteries of Cove, Lost Wonderland Diaries, Graysen Foxx, and the upcoming graphic novel series Quantum Interstellar Sports League.
Voice, Voice, Voice
You've probably heard people talk about voice when referring to novels. But what are they really talking about? Is it author voice? Story voice? Character voice? Or is it some blend of all three? And which of them can be learned, or must they all be developed?

In this class we will examine all three types of voices how they work together and how you can change them for different stories or characters.
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J.M. Sullivan

Teacher by day, author by night, J.M. is a fairy tale fanatic who loves taking classic stories and turning them on their head. Although known to dabble in adulting, J.M. is a big kid at heart who still believes in true love, magic, and most of all, the power of coffee.
Character Development 101
Welcome to character development 101, where you will walk in with the first glimpses of your projects’ participants and come out with fleshed out characters that are ready to transform your tale!

Providing a focus on building character personality and motivation, as well as some pro-tips for avoiding potential pitfalls, you will leave feeling prepared to tackle your project with newfound excitement and a shiny new character template to post on your vision board!
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Jared Quan

Jared Quan - award-winning author/gamer. Published Changing Wax, Shattered Worlds, and LIFTED. Served with Storymakers, League of Utah Writers, TEDxSaltLakeCity, TABC, and LTUE. Received awards from Presidents of the United States and Utah State Governors. Received the League of Utah Writers Volunteer, Lifetime Achievement, and Utah State Spirit of Service.
Dialogue with Dexterity: Creating Clever Conversation
Examine the art of literary conversation in this writing class where words come alive and wit takes center stage. Dive into the realm of storytelling through dialogue and talk through landing lines that carry the weight of emotion, humor, and intrigue.
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Jeff Wheeler

Wall Street Journal bestselling author Jeff Wheeler took an early retirement from his career at Intel in 2014 to write full-time. He is a husband, father of five, and a devout member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Jeff lives in the Rocky Mountains. His fantasy books have sold more than 6 million copies and have been translated into multiple languages worldwide.
The Flow of Writing
A full-time writer must produce hundreds of thousands of words crafted to make a reader keep turning the pages. A brilliant researcher figured out the optimal conditions that make this creative state possible and repeatable. Join me as we explore what a “FLOW” state is and how you can learn to get there faster and reliably, even when it’s crunch time. You’ll learn some new tips on how to eliminate distractions, tame your monkey mind, how to harness boredom, and why making your bed might be a secret ingredient to your success.
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Jennifer Jenkins

Jennifer Jenkins is the author of seven published novels and one non-fiction guide to creative writing. Her work has been optioned for film/tv and she is a two-time Whitney Finalist. She serves as the Executive Director of Operation Literacy and divides her free time between teaching creative writing classes at Utah Valley University, reading, taking spontaneous trips, researching random events from the past, and fostering her adrenaline junkie addictions.
Magic Systems
Readers devour tales of magic and the supernatural, but incorporating a magic system into your story can be tricky! In this class we'll discuss different types of magic systems, setting boundaries that serve your story, and steps for how to create an original system that transports readers and leaves them wanting more!
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Jess Smart Smiley

Jess Smart Smiley has helped thousands of people around the world create their first comics.

Jess has created work for Penguin Random House and Macmillan, and he is the creator of the What Happens Next series of interactive graphic novels, as well as the bestselling Let's Make Comics.
Writing for Comics & Graphic Novels
Writing for comics requires a specific use of writing skills, including: formatting, handling descriptions and pacing, writing pictures that don’t yet exist, and more. Join bestselling comics creator Jess Smart Smiley for a deep-dive into the unique ways that comics tell stories and how to write for the comics medium, regardless of skill level or experience.
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Jessica Day George

Jessica Day George is the bestselling author of sixteen fantasy books- and counting! She loves books, dark chocolate, Norse mythology, dragons, movies, and travel, and she knows that all dogs are Good Dogs.
Let's Make a Spider! (AKA: Brainstorming A Book With Your Auntie Jessica)
You have lots of ideas, but how to turn them into a cohesive story? Jessica Day George will show you how to take those ideas, chart them on a spider graph, and turn them into an outline! Audience participation encouraged!
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Jo Schaffer Layton

Jo Schaffer Layton is a YA author, speaker, Taekwondo black belt, screenwriter and a founding member of the nonprofit organization that created Teen Author Boot Camp. She wrote the Stanley and Hazel trilogy and Badlands (Spring 2024).
How to Write a Fight Scene
A well crafted and exciting fight scene will hook your reader and support your plot. Let's talk about how pacing, a little combat knowledge, understanding character motivation and adding the right sensory details can raise the stakes and bring those action scenes to life. From hand to hand combat to the modern battlefield, come learn to write the fight!
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Julie Wright

Julie Wright began writing her first book when she was fifteen. Since then, she's written twenty-six novels and coauthored half a dozen more. She is a two-time winner of the Whitney award for best romance with her books "Cross My Heart" and "Lies Jane Austen Told Me." and was a finalist for "Death Thieves."

The America Library Association listed “Glass Slippers, Ever After, and Me” in their 2020 top ten best romances and "A Captain for Caroline Gray" in their 2021 top ten best romances. (Thanks ALA!)
The Strength of Princess Culture for the Strong Female Lead
There is more power to a princess than great shoes and a glittery gown. This class will take you through the strength that can be found in decidedly feminine aspects. Because your strong female lead deserves to be so much more than a 2D caricature of the typical male hero. We will help you avoid the traps of portraying feminine traits as weakness and teach how to use those same characteristics to show her strength. Whether she’s in the boardroom or the ballroom, we’ll show the magic that can happen with a well-rounded, powerful female lead.
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June CL Tan

June CL Tan is the author of the forthcoming fantasy duology, Darker By Four (April 2024). Her debut novel, Jade Fire Gold, garnered two starred reviews and is an international bestseller. A Singaporean raised on a diet of teh tarik, classic books, and wuxia movies, she enjoys telling stories that draw on both the traditional and modern to create something fresh to the eye, but familiar to the heart. June now resides in New York City, writing under the eye of her crafty cat.

She is represented by Laura Rennert at Andrea Brown Literary Agency.
Worldbuilding 101: Bringing Imaginary Worlds to Life
Have you ever read a book and felt like you were right next to the characters, going on the same adventures as them? Effective worldbuilding works to pull readers into the story and is part of what makes the reading experience so immersive. In this class, you’ll learn the foundational skills of worldbuilding, with a focus on the fantasy and sci-fi genre. Some sub-topics include: What exactly is 'worldbuilding'? What is its purpose and why does it matter in a story? How does worldbuilding intersect with other story elements like character and plot? What are some of the practical techniques you can use to create a vivid story world that feels real to readers?
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Kathryn Purdie

Kathryn Purdie is the #1 NYT bestselling author of the BONE CRIER’S MOON duology, THE FOREST GRIMM, and the BURNING GLASS series. Kathryn has taught writing classes at Storymakers, Futurescapes, previous TABCs, and was a keynote speaker for Young Authors Academy. She loves theatre and writing songs for her characters.
Endings for Every Ending
Endings are hard for many writers to nail, but they can make or break a book. Readers can forgive many shortcomings if an ending is excellent. In this class, I’ll teach you how to master the ending of your book, as well as your chapter endings and even sentence endings. I’ll share how to build toward endings, make them resonate, be powerful, have clever prose, tie up loose ends, promise more to come, and leave room for reader imagination.
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Laura Resau

Laura Resau is the author of the YA sci-fi novel VIRCH (Spring 2024, Owl Hollow Press) and ten other acclaimed books for teens and kids. She loves nature, travel, and mind-bending stories. She lives with her husband, teen son, sweet elderly beagle, and zany husky pup in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Make Your Story Come Alive!
Isn't it a delicious feeling to dive into a book and enter another world? Whether your world is fantastical or realistic or sci-fi, you’ll learn how to make it a vivid, multi-sensory experience that completely immerses your readers. Through short, fun writing activities, you’ll discover strategies for bringing setting and characters to life with rich imagery and unique descriptions. You’ll leave the workshop feeling energized and equipped with new tools for bringing your stories to the next level.
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Lauren Thoman

Lauren Thoman lives outside Nashville, Tennessee, with her husband, two children, and a rotating number of dogs and fish. Her pop culture writing has appeared in numerous online outlets including Parade, Vulture, and Collider. I’ll Stop the World is her first novel.
Roll Call! Tips and Tricks for Writing from Multiple Points of View
Some stories are content to follow a single character, but others need two or more points of view in order to tell the full tale. When you’re writing a book with multiple points of view, it can be difficult not only to keep track of them all, but also to make sure each narrator has their own distinct voice. In this class, we’ll discuss how to determine how many narrators your story needs, tips for making sure each point-of-view will hold your reader’s attention, and some tricks for getting to know all of your narrators so that each of their voices sound natural and distinct.
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Leigh Statham

Leigh Statham was raised in the wilds of rural Idaho but now lives in North Carolina. She has an MFA in Young Adult literature and five YA novels floating around the interweb, libraries, and fine indie book stores near you.

Her essays, poetry, and short stories can be found in the Remington Review, Southeast Review, North Carolina Literary Review, and several anthologies. She is a founding member of the Teen Poet Society, and is the current editor of their annual collection of most excellent teen poetry.
Poetry Breakout and Open Mic

Come share your own poetry, ask questions, and connect with other poets in this open mic breakout class. Because of limited time, please be prepared to share short poems and to sign up at the door.
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Melanie Jacobson

Melanie Bennett Jacobson is an avid reader, amateur cook, and champion shopper. She lives in Southern California with her husband and children, a series of doomed houseplants, and a naughty miniature schnauzer. She holds a Masters in Creative Writing and she's a USA Today bestseller and a four-time Whitney Award winner for contemporary romance.
Mastering Metaphors
Choosing the right imagery to shape your story also shapes your voice. We'll explore new ways of working with metaphors, similes, and other figurative language to give your writing a new richness. You will be doing practice exercises that can apply to any story you're currently working on, so come prepared to work!
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Mike Thayer

Proud father, lucky husband, passionate author, degreed engineer, decent impressionist, lifelong gamer, erstwhile jock, and nerd.
He has cast a ring on the slopes of Mt. Doom, dined at the Green Dragon Inn, cemented Excalibur in a sandstone block, tasted butter beer at Diagon Alley, and written numerous novels.
The Emotional Rollercoaster
In an educational, inspirational, and entertaining presentation, Mike Thayer will explain how to create "emotional g-force" with your readers by taking them on an emotional rollercoaster bouncing between victory and defeat. He'll cover everything from his take on the 7-point plot structure, what it means to be a hero, and even how to embody your characters through the spoken word with a variety of voices and accents.
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Nova McBee

Nova McBee is the award-winning and bestselling author of the Calculated series, which is currently in development to become a major motion franchise. Emmy-Award winning screenwriter Ann Peacock (The Chronicles of Narnia: the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe), will adapt Calculated for screen. Nova, a Seattle native, has lived nearly half her life in the Middle East, Europe, and Asia. When she is not writing, she thrives on deep conversation and ends of the earth adventures with her family and friends. She currently lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and three children.
Jumpstart to Story Structure & Plotting OR: THE CONTENDER
Jumpstart to Story Structure & Plotting You have a relatable character, a beautiful world, a killer concept, now all you need is that incredible way to put each part into story! Story structure and plotting are essential to writing a compelling story. Come learn a few basic structures and lots of fun, helpful plotting tools, tips, hacks! (Last time, I LOVED teaching on plotting, but I'm happy to change the course to make it different from 2022)
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Rosalyn Eves

ROSALYN EVES has a PhD in English and teaches writing at Southern Utah University. She is also the author of several young adult novels–the BLOOD ROSE REBELLION trilogy, and YA historicals BEYOND THE MAPPED STARS, AN IMPROBABLE SEASON and AN UNLIKELY PROPOSITION.
Building Castles Out of Sand: Tips for Revision
Many writers struggle with revision, but the art of revision can take a good story to a great one. Author Shannon Hale once described drafting as piling sand into a heap to build a castle later, and this class will go through several tools to help you shape your own castle from your story: revising for plot, revising for character, revising for pacing, and revising for voice.
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Roseanne A. Brown

Roseanne A. Brown is an immigrant from the West African nation of Ghana and a graduate of the University of Maryland, where she completed the Jimenez-Porter Writers’ House program. Her debut novel A Song of Wraiths and Ruin was an instant New York Times Bestseller, an Indie Bestseller, and received six starred reviews. She has worked with Marvel, Star Wars, and Disney among other publishers. You can visit her online at roseanneabrown.com or on Instagram or Twitter at @rosiesrambles.
Remixing the Past: Using ancient history and mythology in the modern-day
From Percy Jackson to the Song of Achilles, retellings of mythology remain a perennial favorite genre among writers and readers. This class will teach young writers how to draw from these sources to tell stories that are both familiar yet original, drawing from my experience utilizing African mythology in both A Song of Wraiths and Ruin and Serwa Boateng's Guide to Vampire Hunting.
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Sandra Tayler

Sandra Tayler writes nonfiction, picture books, middle grade fiction, and newsletters. She co-owns Hypernode Media, the publisher of the Schlock Mercenary comic strip, Hold on to Your Horses, X-treme Dungeon Mastery and Planet Mercenary RPG. Find Sandra online at sandratayler.com, onecobble.com, or on social media using the handle SandraTayler.
Making Time for Writing When Life Is a Lot
Life is complicated and often feels jumbled. Join Sandra Tayler to learn why that happens and how to shift your life so that there is space for peace and creativity to flourish inside it. This class is designed to help you decide on concrete steps you can take restructure your life so there is more space and time for the creative things you want to do.
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Sara B. Larson

Sara B. Larson is the best-selling and critically acclaimed author of the YA fantasy DEFY trilogy (DEFY, IGNITE, and ENDURE), the DARK BREAKS THE DAWN duology, and the SISTERS OF SHADOW AND LIGHT duology (TorTeen/Macmillan). You can find her on IG at @SaraBLarson
Fear the One Who is Right - writing complex characters
How many people do you know that are all good or all bad? No one, right? Humans are complicated, messy, and amazing. Your characters need to be just as complex, or they--and your book--will fall flat. Come learn why it's so important to create complex characters (both villains and protagonists), and how to do it effectively.
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Shanti Hershenson

Shanti Hershenson’s first two novellas were published when she was in the sixth grade, although her writing journey started long before then. Ever since she could hold a pencil, marker, or crayon, she was creating stories. They started from pictures, mere scribbles, and eventually, turned into captivating tales.
Teen Author Panel
Details on the Teen Author Panel to come.
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Swati Teerdhala

Swati Teerdhala is a storyteller at heart. After graduating from the University of Virginia with a BS in finance and BA in history, she tumbled into the marketing side of the technology industry. She’s passionate about many things, including how to make a proper cup of tea and the right ratio of curd to crust in a lemon tart. She currently lives in New York City.
Getting Past the Blank Page
The first obstacle any writer faces is getting started. In this class, you'll learn how to tackle the dreaded blank page and gain new techniques for overcoming writers' block.
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TABC Ambassadors

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Tricia Levenseller

Tricia Levenseller is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of many YA fantasy books, including Daughter of the Pirate King and The Shadows between US. Her newest release is Vengeance of the Pirate Queen, a companion novel to the international bestselling series.
Where Do Your Ideas Come From?
Sometimes we don’t have dreams about the perfect story ideas. Sometimes the lightbulb moments don’t come on their own. That’s okay! You can still be a writer! Come learn FUN techniques to help you create unique ideas for your stories!
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Vanessa Le

Vanessa Le graduated from Brown University with a degree in Health and Human Biology and now resides in the Pacific Northwest. Her writing is an expression of her love for medicine and her Vietnamese heritage. When not writing, she’s wishing she was writing, studying medicine, and/or spoiling her two Shiba Inus.
Art of the Outline
This class intends to teach plotters and pantsers alike to plot a novel from beginning to end, including inspired character arcs, set-up and pay-offs, fast-paced midpoints, and thematic conclusions. Students will get a better idea of how to jumpstart their writing with a cohesive outline!
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AUTHOR

Final schedule with full breakout details will be released March 1st.

8:00 am Doors Open for Registration Check-In

9:00 am-10:00 am Opening Ceremonies and Morning Keynote Speaker, Darcie Little Badger

10:10 am-11:00 am BREAK OUT 1


11:10 am-12:00 pm BREAK OUT 2

12:00 pm- 1:00 pm LUNCH

1:00 pm-1:50 pm BREAK OUT 3

2:00 pm-2:50 pm BREAKOUT 4

3:00 pm-3:50 pm BREAKOUT 5
(light snack)

4:00 pm-4:50 pm BREAKOUT 6


5:00 pm - 5:40 pm  Evening Keynote by Christopher Paolini

5:40 pm- 6:00 pm First Chapter Contest Winner Announcements and other Shenanigans


6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Book Signing      

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General Information and Policies​

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TABC Covid Policy
Holding an in-person event will be a top priority this year. In order for this to happen, the following guidelines will be strictly enforced.

1) We will have hand sanitizer and wipes available for attendee use. Spare masks are available upon request while supplies last. Mask will not be required but are encouraged.

2) We ask that parents temperature check and symptom check all attendees before bringing/sending them to the conference.

3) If your child is feeling sick on the morning of the event, please keep them home and contact us so that we can facilitate the transfer of their membership from in-person to online.​

TABC Refund Policy
Refunds must be requested through the site in which you purchased your tickets. Full refunds of tickets will be honored up to March 1st. After March 1st and up until March 12th, only a half refund will be issued. NO REFUNDS will be issued after March 13th. Email us at contact@teenauthorbc.com if you have questions about accessing your ticket.

Registering more than one child? You deserve a break!
Complete registration for one child. Email us the registered teen's name and we will send you an exclusive sibling coupon code to shave $10 off on registration for each additional child from your family. It's that simple! 

 

Email us at contact@teenauthorbc.com with Sibling Code in the subject line. (Coupon may not be combined with another offer.)

Food Allergies? We've got your back!
If your child has either a gluten or dairy allergy, we are happy to provide for a special lunch and snack for them. To arrange for this, please email us your teen's name and their allergy. Email us at contact@teenauthorbc.com with "Food Allergy" in the subject line.

 

Service Animals Policy
Teen Author Boot Camp follows the same policies as Utah Valley Convention Center when it comes to service animals. UVCC's policy states "ADA-recognized service animals are welcome at the UVCC provided they are leashed or under similar control as appropriate. The owner must take full responsibility for the animal." Attendees may also be asked to sit on certain sides of the room in order to provide a safe space for those with animal allergies. 


Policy on Parent Attendance 

For the safety and comfort of all attendees, parents/guardians will not be allowed to accompany their teen to the conference unless they purchase a Parent Pass. If a parent/guardian feels the structure of the day may provide too much stress or anxiety for their teen to come alone, and you do not want to purchase a Parent Pass then we recommend viewing the conference materials as part of the TABC Classroom collection.

Lost and Found Policy 

During the conference, lost and found items can be accessed in the same area as the registration tables. After the conference, any lost and found items will be left with Utah Valley Convention Center. If a teen discovers they have left a needed item at the conference, they should contact UVCC about the item. 


Accessibility

We want to make TABC accessible for all! If your teen is hearing impaired or if they have any other accessibility needs, please contact us at contact@teenauthorbc.com at least 30 days prior to the conference so we can try to help make the TABC experience enjoyable for all abilities.

Still have questions?

contact@teenauthorbc.com

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