Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Show some love! Jeff Savage

How was Valentine's for you? Sick of chocolate yet? Yeah. Me either. :)

A few years ago I attended a charity book event in Ogden. I'd never been and had no idea where to go. After a flurry of emails I ended up carpooling with some awesomesauce people like Jeff Savage, Sharon Glens, Kristen Landon and Juliana Montgomery. Jeff was definitely outnumbered and we teased him about being the head of a harem. He was a good sport. Another fun author who is quick to laugh and easy to talk to. Love his laugh.
On the way home Jeff asked me about my writing. He listened, asked questions then gave me advice. He's such a nice guy and gentleman. He is awesome at listening to newbies like me.

If you have a chance to go to any of Jeff's presentations, do it. He's an excellent teacher. He makes newbies feel like they are not alone in this writing world.

Here's a shout out to J. Scott Savage!

Do you have any author or writer you admire? Shout out in the comments!


Leigh Covington said...

I haven't had the opportunity to meet Jeff yet, or hear him speak. I'm going to have to watch out for something to attend. Lucky you!

And... I tagged you in a post today! :)
BTW - we need to spend more time visiting at Storymakers! :)

Cathy said...

I admire Rick Walton. He spends a lot of time helping aspiring children's book authors. He provides classes on line and at different events. He attends and participates in conferences left and right. He also has a very writer friendly website.

Alice said...

We had Jeff on our writingsnippets podcast a while back. He was friendly and encouraging and gave great advice.

Peggy Eddleman said...

Jeff is AWESOME. He came to my sons' pack meeting, which was beyond cool. My son was just getting into writing, and he sent him an email afterwards that he answered! And then he commented on my son's blog. So very awesome.

andrea said...

I love going to writing conferences because it is a great chance to meet local authors. I met Brandon Mull at LTUE and he was beyond nice. Jeff was there and I saw him on several panels. He was great and it made me want to pick up one of his books. Any suggestions?

Taffy said...

Any help for Andrea? What J. Scott Savage book did you like?
I LOVED the last book of the Shandra Covington series but I haven't read the others.

Julie Daines said...

Every class I've attended of his has been so helpful. He has an ability to get information across in an interesting and concise way while being fun and entertaining. Love him.