2023 Spring Conference
SAVE THE DATE!
April 16-18, 2023
Tan-Tar-A Conference Center
Please use the following code on the Margaritaville/Tan Tar A website: LBRN
Rooms using the code may be booked at the $120/night rate.
Please double check your registration to see what meals are included. Itemized registration must purchase their meals separately during the registration process or in the online store.
Mindy McGinnis, 2022-2023 Gateway Final Nominee Author (Be Not Far From Me)
Mindy McGinnis is the author of multiple novels that span many genres. From historical to fantasy, contemporary to gothic thriller, you can always count on Mindy’s books to deliver grit, truth, and an unflinching look at humanity and the world around us.
A ninth-generation farmer, Mindy attributes much of her character to growing up on an Ohio farm, learning the value of physical labor, and the harshness of the natural world early in life. Much of her writing reflects small-town living and aspects of rural poverty. A former school librarian, Mindy still lives and works in her hometown, and is dedicated to making herself available to financially disadvantaged school districts and communities.
Mindy has done multiple interviews and guest posts over the years, and has been featured on such outlets as NPR and PBS. She’s also been a guest on a myriad of podcasts, blogs, and websites, many of which can be viewed below.
Terry Border, 2022-2023 Show Me Final Nominee Author (Scaredy Snacks!)
Terry Border worked in the commercial photography industry for a dozen years before leaving it to follow more artistic ambitions. He began what he calls Bent Objects (anthropomorphizing everyday objects and foods by adding wire arms and legs) in 2006. Since then he has published two collections of Bent Objects images, and used a form of the project to create seven children’s books. Some of the places Mr. Border has lectured about his work are the New York Times building, Brazil, and Korea, where his work has been in several solo exhibitions. He lives with his wife, cat, and rescue dog in Greenwood, Indiana.