A Writer’s Experience at the NCPA Conference

The NCPA Conference, “A Publishing and Writing Odyssey” was held on Saturday, April 24th in Sacramento.  This daylong conference was an opportunity for emerging and established authors and publishers to learn firsthand from experts in the field.  One of our members, Jamie McAdams,  was able to attend and describes her experience:

I had an amazing experience at this year’s NCPA conference in Sacramento. The guest speakers were more than willing to answer questions and address the concerns of those of us who wish to enter the business. The open and relaxed atmosphere made publishing and writing more accessible, and information from professionals was extremely helpful.  It was really exciting to meet and speak with authors and publishers alike to find out some of the pros and cons of the industry. I met some very colorful people and was introduced to new concepts  that I would not have known otherwise. The people I met shared a multitude of firsthand knowledge with writing and it was enriching to learn their perspectives on getting published and the possibilities of self-publishing. I was the youngest person at this conference and while I was a bit intimidated at first, I now see my experience as a head-start in building a career in writing and publishing.

Jamie McAdams is a sophomore in high school in California.

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One Comment on “A Writer’s Experience at the NCPA Conference”

  1. May 6, 2010 at 6:25 pm #

    I don’t know if we had a chance to meet at the conference. I appreciated your comments about your experience. What a head start to a writing career. I am the president of NCPA this year and I am hoping we will be able to offer another helpful conference in 2011. This one was so good it will be hard to measure up to it. All the speakers were excellent and the Conference chairman, Rosa Umbach, did an outstanding job.

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