Next Conference March 26, 2022

"Level Up"

Julie

Berry

Morning

Keynote Address

leigh Bardugo

Virtual Afternoon Keynote Address

in conversation with

Rena Barron

Rena Barron

Virtual Afternoon Keynote Address

in conversation with

Leigh Bardugo

Christopher Paolini

Evening

Keynote Address

TABC 2021 Keynotes

Meet the TABC Team

Jo Schaffer

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TABC Founder and Director of PR and Marketing. Jo is the author of Against Her Will and Stanley and Hazel. 

Tahsha Wilson

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TABC Founder and Director of Purchasing, Facilities, and Volunteers. Tahsha is the queen bee of organizing the nearly 1000 attendees that attend the conference.

Jennifer Jenkins

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TABC Founder and Director of Programming and CFO. Jennifer is the author of the Nameless trilogy, The Lingering Sea Novels, and Teen Writer's Guide: Your Road Map to Writing.

Emma Nelson

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 Editor in chief of

Owl Hollow Press and Director of the TABC Anthology and Webinar Wednesdays

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Phillip Chipping

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Director of Content Development and general entrepreneurial wizard

Haley Woods

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 Director of Registration, Customer Service, and Shipping

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Leigh Statham

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Co-Director of Poetry Collection. Leigh is also the author of Daughter 4254 and other YA novels.

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Melanie McFarlane

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Co-Director of  Poetry Collection. Author Of There Once Were Stars and other YA novels.

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Tyler Whitesides

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Director of Shenanigans and Entertainment.

Tyler is the author of the Janitor series, The Wishmaker series, and The Thousand Deaths of Ardor Benn.

What is Teen Author Boot Camp?

Teen Author Boot Camp is an annual teen writers conference held every spring in Provo, Utah. The next conference is scheduled for March 26, 2022 at the Utah Valley Convention Center.

Nearly a thousand aspiring teen writers come to the conference to work with bestselling authors to amp up their writing skills.

 

Past keynote speakers include Leigh Bardugo, Rena Barron, Marissa Meyer, Christopher Paolini, Ally Carter, Jay Asher, Marie Lu, Brandon Sanderson, Jessica Day George, James Dashner, Ally Condie, Shannon Hale, Kiersten White, Brandon Mull, Dan Wells, and Margaret Peterson Haddix.

Teens are encouraged to enter the First Chapter Contest, where their work is judged by industry professionals for the chance to win a commemorative plaque as well as a cash prize. Teens also have the opportunity to submit to our annual Poetry Collection curated by Leigh Statham and Melanie McFarlane and our annual Teen Anthology published by Owl Hollow Press.

 

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