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RA CORNER: News and Regional Updates:

APRIL 15, 2015

Our conference is almost sold out! If you or a friend is planning on attending, please register ASAP. Registration will be CLOSING SOON! You'll get conference-only access to editors and agents at closed houses, as well as a bevy of expertise from all our 15 professional authors, artists, editors, and agents. It's the best deal in town. Click here to take care of it while you're thinking of it: https://canorthcentral.scbwi.org/events/2015-spring-spirit-conference You won't want to miss Spring Spirit 2015!


If you've already registered for the super cool event, be on the lookout for a conference email. It'll have reminders, addresses, etc. It will also have a reminder about the L.A. Conference Grant that our region offers every year. A winner will get up to $1,000 for travel and conference expenses to attend the annual international SCBWI conference in LA this year (first weekend of Aug). You can get a head start by clicking that link or by clicking on the LA Conference Grant Challenge link to the right, in the purple column. We've already received some applications, so take a looky.


The Spring Mixer in Clovis went very well. There were about 20 members showing samples of their work and works in progress, and many new ideas were shared. Look for new learning events/workshops in the Stockon/Fresno area this year! Looks like we've got an active group eager for more!


We had several members presenting at the Sacramento Library event last weekend, were you able to attend?


Let us know what you're working! We love sharing member activity.


See you May 2nd?


MARCH 25, 2015

A shout out to Sean Boyd and his "taxing evening" last week! It was a great session, chock full of information on filing taxes as a writer. He encourages writers to take advantage of tax write-offs, as long as rules are followed and attention is paid on receipts and general 

"proof" such as Facebook posts, etc. He's offered us his tax manual for small business; it's about 100 pages, bursting with facts: http://www.boydcpas.com/~boydltdc/files/The_New_Business_Kit_2015-web.pdf If you find it helpful, be a good kid and email him a quick thank you. He did the entire event for free (although we did ply him with many great books for his kids).

We've got two other great events coming up. 

The 2015 Spring Spirit conference is May 2nd. Seats are filling up fast, so register now before we are sold out!  https://canorthcentral.scbwi.org/events/2015-spring-spirit-conference/ Meet editors and agents from "closed" houses that will allow you to submit to them directly after the conference! They are flying in from NY, AZ and southern CA just for us! Meet award winning authors Matt de la Pena and Kirby Larson! Lots of other exclamation-point-worthy workshops and faculty! Go to the link for all the deets.

In the Clovis area? It's not too late to register and attend the Spring Mixer, held in Clovis on March 28thhttps://canorthcentral.scbwi.org/events/the-spring-mixer/

The Northern California Publishers & Authors is holding their awards banquet on April 24th. It's not an SCBWI event, but might be of interest to our local authors. You've got until March 30th to submit your books for consideration: http://www.norcalpa.org

How would you like to go to the next international SCBWI conference, held in late July of this year, FOR FREE? We've got a Grant Challenge going on. Check out http://canorthcentral.scbwi.org/2014/03/07/scholarship-2014-la-conference-grant/ for details. Deadline is May 15th.

Anything else on the horizon? Let us know what you're up to! CANorthCentral [at] scbwi.org