Thursday, January 13, 2011

Teen Romance, Hell YEAH!

Save the Date! March 13: SCBWI-Chicago Talk with Simone Elkeles

Can I say OMG? For those who don’t know Simone Elkeles, you need to stop reading this email and run and get a copy of her bestselling book, Perfect Chemistry. Really. Go get the book. Now.

Now that that’s taken care of, you’ll know why we are SO excited that Simone’s speaking to our chapter. 
Simone is the NY Times & USA Today bestselling author of over seven teen romance novels. She has won various awards and recognition for her books, including the coveted RITA award from the Romance Writers of America for her book Perfect Chemistry and being named Author of the Year by the Illinois Association of Teachers of English. She was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago. Her funny way of looking at life and the world around her has an effect on the people she hangs out with. If you hear people laughing, you’ll probably find Simone not far away. http://www.simoneelkeles.net/ SPACE IS LIMITED, SO RSVP EARLY TO GET YOUR SPOT*

When: March 13, 2011
Time:  1-3pm
Where: Cenacle Retreat and Conference Center (513 W. Fullerton Pkwy, Chicago, 60614)
Cost: FREE*
RSVP: To Jane Hertenstein janeh@jpusa.org  by March 9.
Parking: We have a limited parking lot at our facility, and parking may be tight that day. Please carpool or take public transit as much as possible. When the lot is full, you may park at Children’s Memorial (2515 N. Clark) for $6 with a Cenacle voucher. See the front desk for details if the lot is full.

*This is a free event for our members, but our chapter has a tendency for a good handful of people RSVP and not show up, especially for free events. This no-show rate means we turn away other people who intend on coming. This will be a highly-attended event, and so PLEASE be very cognizant of the fact that your RSVP may mean someone might not come. If your plans change, please let us know ASAP.

1 comment:

Sheila said...

Hi!

Sounds like a great program. I met Simone at a booksigning when she was just starting out. She's a fantastic example of a dedicated author who knows her audience and how to write the perfect books for that audience. And she had a wonderful sense of humor even before she got famous.

Wish I could be there but that date won't work for me. Have fun!

Sheila