writing for children


What can I say about the Write2Ignite conference?

To put it simply… Write2Ignite ROCKED.

We returned home around midnight Saturday, exhausted. I crawled in bed and enjoyed the comfy stillness of it all. Wow. What a blessing. What a whirlwind. What a conference!

I am stuffed with much wonderful information, new friendships and new opportunities. I just might bust!  A few highlights for now – but I’ll be sharing more as the weeks go on.

Nancy Lohr – acquisitions editor at JourneyForth Books – WOW! This wonderful lady led a group session and generously offered to email her presentation info/powerpoint info to anyone who asked. She is NOT looking for picture books – but she is looking for chapter books.

Vonda Skelton – hilarious and wise. If you’ve never heard her – you are missing out. She is petite in stature…but has a giant presence on stage.

Jonathan Friesen – He watered a room of 25 thirsty teens with his writing wisdom. They lapped up EVERY drop! My daughter is one of those teens and is on a writing “kick” now. (I’m a VERY happy mama.)

Sean Earnhardt – This wonderful man (my handsome hubby) was our conference photographer. He captured fabulous facial expressions, extraordinary speakers in motion and the gorgeous campus that is NGU. (He did a lot more than just take pictures, though, he provided encouragement all weekend. More on that in a later post!)

I am still processing all the wonderful stuff from this past weekend. I want to share it all…but it takes time. I want to share more about our presenters and attendees…so bear with me in the coming weeks as I share what I received. I can hardly wait!


15 thoughts on “Mmmmmm!

  1. Welcome back, Donna! I have been eagerly awaiting your return, waiting to read about your wonderful writer’s weekend experience. Thanks for the ‘teaser’ to just keep us wanting more. 🙂 I can hardly wait either! Blessings!


    1. We had a blast, indeed! I’m looking forward to sharing over the next few months.

      Also, I’ve been enjoying your blogposts! I’m going to scoot over at some point today and leave some comments. Are you on twitter? I’ll follow you on there if you are!



      1. You can do it! If you sign up, let me know. It’s a great place for networking and finding out all about kidlit. I’m serious…there are tons of agents and such on there that share their vast knowledge with all the tweeting world!


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