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And thanks again to our 2014 Featured Authors:
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for the 2015 Con
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Thanks to all who attended the 2014 Con -
we hope you'll come back in 2015 and bring a friend (or 3!)
We'll see you back in Chicago February 6-7-8, 2015!
(believe it or not, that's just 4 short months away)
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The New York Times bestselling author of nine books for adults and five for teenagers, Jacquelyn Mitchard is now editor of an imprint she helped to create, Merit Press. Merit Press is actively acquiring realistic, contemporary Young Adult fiction - suspenseful, mysterious, some-times with historical subjects or a twist of magical realism. Merit Press has twice been featured in Publishers Weekly as an up-and-coming new publisher, under the aegis of the media giant F&W Media. Mitchard, who comes from Chicago, now lives on Cape Cod with her family. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 608-576-5568, and visit her website, www.jackiemitchard.com
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Click here to view the 2014 conference schedule -- for a hint of what's coming in 2015. Along with many returning friends and topics, we're bringing you even more new, exciting, and informative panel discussions, activities and presentations!