Aspiring authors, if you've never attended a writers conference, I strongly recommend this one:
I'm trying to fit in a trip to NYC that week (May 20-somethings, 2011) for BEA. If you're going to the conference--or to BEA--please let me know. Maybe we can hang out and talk about books.
On a weird note, I went to add "BEA" to the post labels, and the auto-correct function suggested the phrase "bear-slapping."