BEA Bloggers Conference
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Attend BEA Bloggers Conference to learn, be inspired, and connect with book bloggers, authors, and publishing industry professionals. You will benefit from a jam-packed day of education, extreme networking, and the passion and fun that surrounds book blogging!
Price: $145 Early Bird (before May 15). After May 15, the price will increase to $175. This pass includes Continental Breakfast & Boxed Lunch at BEA Bloggers Conference as well as a BEA and BookCon pass for May 28-31.
Register here for BEA Bloggers Conference.
Mandy Boles writes about books, life and everything in between on her blog Mandy Boles: Life Between Books (MandyBoles.com). Known as much for her frank discussion of her personal life as she is for her eclectic taste in literature, Mandy has found her audience one post at a time. Mandy has writing credits across the web on sites like Thought Catalog, BlogHer, and Blissfully Domestic, and she regularly contributes reviews to the print publication RT Book Reviews. Mandy is passionate about creating a spirit of unity and fellowship among book bloggers. Mandy's web series Life Between Books will start airing monthly in January 2014. You can follow Mandy on twitter @MandyBBoles. (Mandy's blog was formerly known as The Well-Read Wife.)
Ana Grilo is a Brazilian living in the UK, where she moved to because of the weather. No, seriously. Together with her evil partner in crime, Thea James, she runs The Book Smugglers, where they review Spec Fiction and YA. World domination via book reviewing is their main agenda. You can also find her manning their Twitter account or writing for their weekly Kirkus column.
Pam van Hylckama Vlieg
Pam van Hylckama Vlieg has been blogging at Bookallicious for five years. She's an agent at Foreword Literary in California. You can reach her on Twitter: @BookaliciousPam.
Thea James is half of the maniacal book review duo behind The Book Smugglers. When she isn't voraciously devouring the latest and greatest in speculative fiction or swamped in emails and proposals, she can be found blogging, watching cheesy horror movies, and concocting general plans toward world domination.
Ariel Lawhon is co-founder of the popular online book club, She Reads, a novelist, blogger, and life-long reader. She lives in the rolling hills outside Nashville, Tennessee with her husband and four young sons (aka The Wild Rumpus). Her novel, THE WIFE, THE MAID, AND THE MISTRESS, will be published in January by Doubleday. Ariel believes that Story is the shortest distance to the human heart.
Jane Litte runs the popular romance review site, DearAuthor.com. It is a site that is peopled with voracious readers, authors, editors, and agents within the romance community. Jane was named as one of Forbes top 10 influencers in books and social media. Harlequin called Dear Author "one of the most respected romance sites in the blogosphere."
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Danielle Smith is the Editor, Reviewer and Marketer for There's A Book which was named the Best Kidlit Book Blog during the 2010 Book Blogger Appreciation Week. Recently she began a career as an agent at Foreword Literary Agency. Her expertise in children's literature has been utilized while serving as a judge for both the 2011 INSPYs Awards as well as the 2010-2012 Cybils Awards. Working as a literacy advocate she helped to co-chair the online event "Share a Story Shape a Future" and founded the "Read-to-Me Picture Book Challenge" that encourages reading to young children. She's also a literacy advocate, classically trained professional flutist and movie lover. Danielle currently resides in the San Luis Obispo area with her two young children and her husband who works locally as an attorney.
Danielle is also a writer, represented by Pam van Hylckama Vlieg for her middle grade novel The Protectorate. She's a member of SCBWI and can frequently be found on Twitter (@the1stdaughter) talking about anything from children's books to the BBC's Sherlock to her own parenting woes & joys.
Marybeth Whalen is the founder of SheReads.org, a site devoted to spotlighting the best in women's fiction. She is also the wife of Curt, mom of six, and author of four novels, including The Wishing Tree and The Guest Book. Marybeth believes story is the shortest distance to the human heart.