SEPT. 12, 2020
TABC Keynote Speakers
Brandon Sanderson’s novels include the Mistborn books, The Stormlight Archive, The Rithmatist, Steelheart, and his most recent bestseller Starsight, book two in the Skyward series,, among others. He completed the final volumes of Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time series and is published in 35 languages. Brandon also teaches creative writing at Brigham Young University.
Kiersten White is the New York Times bestselling author of many books for teens and young readers, including the Paranormalcy trilogy, the And I Darken trilogy, the Slayer series, The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein, and The Guinevere Deception.
Meet the Team
Meet the Team
TABC Founder and Director of Education and Registration. Margie also works as an Education Instructor for BYU.
TABC Founder and Director of Purchasing and Volunteers. Tahsha is the queen bee of organizing the nearly 1000 attendees that attend the conference.
What is Teen Author Boot Camp?
Teen Author Boot Camp is an annual teen writers conference held every spring in Provo, Utah. The next conference is scheduled for September 12, 2020 at the Utah Valley Convention Center.
Nearly a thousand aspiring teen writers come to the conference to work with bestselling authors to amp up their writing skills.
Past keynote speakers include Ally Carter, Jay Asher, Marie Lu, Brandon Sanderson, Jessica Day George, James Dashner, Ally Condie, Shannon Hale, Kiersten White, Brandon Mull, Dan Wells, and Margaret Peterson Haddix.
Registration includes lunch, an afternoon snack, a TABC drawstring backpack, a TABC t-shirt, and a conference program.Teens are also encouraged to enter the First Chapter Contest where their work is judged by industry professionals for the chance to win a commemorative plaque as well as a cash prize.