Whether it’s an event in your family tree, a plot twist that popped into your head while waiting for the ferry, two notes of a poem that keep playing in your mind, or years of journaling, getting that idea onto paper can seem as far away as the moon. NASA made it to the moon and you can make it onto paper! We’ll explore a variety of exercises and "shake-it up” perspectives that can help you get that idea in print.
Speaker George Shannon’s desire to write took root in the 7th grade. Fourteen years later he signed his first book contract in 1978. Naturally, there were years of learning, side steps and rejections. But it happened. Since then he has had over 40 books published. Conferences, workshops, and author visits have taken him from the Arctic Circle to Jakarta, and Kuwait to Japan. His most recent book, Hands Say Love, received "Honorable Mention - Books About Family” in The Huffingtonpost’s Best Picture Books of 2014.