Save the Cat! Introduction Workshop

SCBWI San Francisco North & East Bay Oktoberfest

Experience a full day of craft and inspiration on October 19th at the elegant Bishop Ranch Roundhouse Conference Center. This year’s conference is bigger and bolder than ever, featuring top-notch experts in the children’s writing and illustrating industry. Be immersed and inspired by a diverse faculty of talented editors and agents, award-winning authors and illustrators, professionals of craft, and one of New York’s top art directors.

Jessica will be presenting an Introduction to the Save the Cat! method at 9;25 am and 1:40 pm.

Colorado Teen Book Con – YA Author Happy Hour

(Ages 21+)

The Colorado Teen Book Con is exclusively for teens, but don't fret -- we have something very special for you!

The night before the Colorado Teen Book Con, these same authors are joining us for a private, adults-only author party. This is your chance to meet and mingle with your favorite YA authors, get a book (or two, or five) signed, and meet other adult readers of YA fiction. We even close the store! Libations and party food provided. The authors' books will be available for purchase. Your event ticket cost includes a $10 coupon towards the purchase of one of these books that evening! You must be 21 or older to attend, and ID will be required. The bookstore will be closed for this very exclusive event, so a ticket is required. This event is limited to 300 attendees and sells out FAST. Please be sure to get your ticket as soon as possible!

$25 per person (Your event ticket cost includes a $10 coupon towards the purchase of one of the 2018 Colorado Teen Book Con author's books that evening!)

Colorado Teen Book Con


Founded by the Tattered Cover Book Store in 2016, this is a full day event witha keynote presentation, a bunch of author panels, and a big author signing party at the end of the day. And food trucks. Of course, food trucks. Books will be for sale throughout the day. This event is free, and is open exclusively to teens, but you must register. (Click link below)

Save the Cat! Writes a Novel Workshop

Originally created for screenwriters, the Save the Cat! story-structure method provides compelling tips and tricks to make your novel as riveting as a movie—because whether you’re writing a fantasy series, a romance, or the next Great American Novel, every captivating story throughout time (from Jane Austen to Agatha Christie) has the same fifteen essential plot points, or “beats.” Join novelist Jessica Brody as she demystifies each beat, making it simple to craft your own best seller.

Hosted through Virginia Romance Writers. Non-,members can register starting October 8, 2019

Workshop is 4 hours long with a lunch break

Register using the link below