This will be my first writer's conference. Okay, technically that is not true. This will be my first adult writer's conference. In middle school, I went to two young writer's conferences where the keynote speakers were S.E. Hinton and Judith Viorst. Let me say that again...S.E. Hinton and Judith Viorst. And, no, I did not appreciate the opportunities at the time. And, yes, I wish I could go back to my middle school self and slap her and yell, "Write down everything these women are saying! Transcribe it on papyrus! Tattoo it on your brain!"
So, FYI, Caroline B. Cooney, I will be the one taking notes and not flipping through Rumblefish searching for kissing scenes.