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2020 Keynote Speakers

Marissa Meyer

Marissa Meyer is the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Renegades, Archenemies, The Lunar Chronicles series, as well as the graphic novels Wires and Nerve: Vol. 1 and Wires and Nerve, Vol. 2: Gone Rogue, and The Lunar Chronicles Coloring Book. Her first standalone novel, Heartless, was also a #1 New York Times bestseller.

Kiersten White

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.

Every teen who registers for TABC 2020 will receive a free copy of the new paperback edition of Marissa Meyer's CINDER!

Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Margie Jordan, 

TABC Founder and Director of Education and Registration. Margie also works as an Education Instructor for BYU.

Jo Schaffer

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TABC Founder and Director of PR and Marketing. Jo is the author of Against Her Will and Stanley and Hazel. 

Jennifer Jenkins

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TABC Founder and Director of Programming and Facilities. Jennifer is the author of the Nameless trilogy and Teen Writer's Guide: Your Road Map to Writing.

Tahsha Wilson

TABC Founder and Director of Purchasing and Volunteers. Tahsha is the queen bee of organizing the nearly 1000 attendees that attend the conference.

Phillip Chipping

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Director of Content Development

and Publishing.

Emma Nelson

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Director of First Chapter Contest and TABC Anthology. Emma is also the editor in chief and founder

of Owl Hollow Press. 

Leigh Statham

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Director of First Chapter Contest and Poetry Compliation. Leigh is also the author of Daughter 4254 and other YA novels.

Colleen Davis

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Director of Graphic Design

Tyler Whitesides

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Director of Shenanigans and Entertainment.

Tyler is the author of the Janitor series, The Wishmaker series, and The Thousand Deaths of Ardor Benn.

Bree Despain

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Marketing Specialist. Bree is also the author of the Dark Divine series and the Into the Dark trilogy.

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 March 28, 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.

 
 

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Registration Opens November 1, 2018