Unless you’ve been living under a rock, or similarly glued to the TV watching the Casey Anthony trial, you’ve no doubt heard that I’ll be appearing in all my glory and then some at the 2011 HSC Conference: Adventures in Homeschooling.
You might be asking why I’m going to a homeschooling conference here in Sacramento when I don’t even have kids.
I’m glad you asked. Apparently, owning children is not a requirement to attend.
Actually, it is because I’m leading NOT zero, NOT one, but TWO workshops on blogging and writing. More specifically, one of them is about writing more engaging blog posts and is very related to my recently published book: Sticky Readers: How To Attract a Loyal Blog Audience by Writing More Better. The other is about writing How To articles.
Also? Rumor has it that if I’m lucky, I may spot those elusive extremophiles in homeschooling:
They say the light has to be just right, and if you do spot one, do not make any sudden moves, and you can’t look directly at them, it’s more of a thing where they appear in a shimmery glow out of the corner of your eye. You can’t quite see them, but you know they’re there. And if this happens to me down one of those dark hallways when I’m alone during the conference sneaking my fourth double-fudge brownie, I will ask them that burning question that’s been on my mind for a long, long time:
I hear this is the biggest homeschool conference in the country, drawing 1,000 people each year. It’s a big family thing, held August 4-7 at the Radisson Hotel, where the kids organize and run their own conference alongside the adults.
I don’t suppose you or anyone you know is going?
This conference will also have a bookstore. With books. Including mine. Woo hoo! My book is currently available in a Kindle version, and just recently released in paperback. Sticky Readers has its very own super exciting website now, too! I can’t believe no one had already taken stickyreaders.com. It’s like I coined the phrase myself or something.
I was going to wait to tell you until the paperback was available specifically on Amazon. (It’s currently only available in my “eStore”), but I’ve got ants in my pants and who knows, maybe by the time you read this, it WILL be available on Amazon. If the paperback is available on Amazon, then I’ll probably remove this paragraph, the one you’re reading right now, because it will be moot. So do a search on Amazon for “Sticky Readers” and see if both the paperback and Kindle version come up. If they do, let me know so I can remove this paragraph.
This paragraph (okay this is a new paragraph, so the previous paragraph…and well this one, too, actually) are just between you and me, got it? If you go to the police and report these paragraphs missing I will deny everything. Besides, I know the chief and wouldn’t he be interested in knowing that you have been known to edit your own posts after publication?