November 12-16, 2014 - San Diego, CA -  International Dyslexia Conference
I flew to beautiful San Diego, CA for the annual IDA conference. I'm the program planning chairman for the 2016 conference of our local Southwest Branch of IDA, so I took the opportunity to scout out presenters. There was still plenty of time to take morning runs along the marina.  (Read More)

June 27 - July 2, 2013 - Chicago, Ill. - American Library Association Summer Conference
In addition to hanging out in the exhibit hall with authors like my good friend Vaunda Micheaux Nelson (above), I attended the Coffee Klatch on Sunday morning. It's like Speed Dating with librarians.  (Read More)

February 2, 2013 -  The Woodlands, TX  - Montgomery Book Festival 
I was invited to the Montgomery Book Festival to serve on a panel of authors of Contemporary Young Adult Fiction. Jonathan Maberry (above) was the keynote speaker and several zombies were present. (Read More)

November 3, 2012 - St. Louis, Missouri. Young Adult Literature Symposium
I travelled with several New Mexico Young Adult authors to give a panel presentation at YALSA. Our topic was A Matter of Facts and Fiction: Giving Teens a Research Edge through YA Author Panels. (Read More)

April 2012 - Chicago, Ill - International Reading Association
Rekindling the Reading and Writing Fire was the topic of an all day panel I organized for the 2012 IRA Conference.  (Read More)

February 2012 - Albuquerque, NM - School To World
Great fun manning the booth for SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators). Some of the Lobos were kind enough to stop by for a photo with our book display. (Read More)

February 1-4, 2012 - Denver, CO - Colorado Council International Reading Association
Pictured above with author Dian Curtis Regan during the Young Authors Luncheon. We were invited to give writing workshops for the Young Writers Festival. (Read More)

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