Monday, July 7, 2014

Meet FAPA Fall Conference Presenter Jennifer Swanson

Excitement is building as the Florida Authors and Publishers Association Fall Conference is approaching. If you've not been introduced to the association and/or the conference we invite you to visit Florida Authors and Publishers Association (FAPA)  to have a look around. Today we are featuring the literary expert, Jennifer Swanson, who will be presenting at this year's conference taking place in Pompano Beach, Florida Aug 8 - 9. 


Jennifer Swanson was born in Illinois but moved to Florida in 1996, and has been living in Jacksonville ever since. She is an award winning author of over 20 nonfiction and fiction books for children. Her books in the “How Things Work” series by The Child’s World were named to the 2012 Booklist’s Top 10 Books for Youth: Series Nonfiction. She has received awards from the Pennsylvania TriState Young Adult Review Committee, The Moms Choice Awards, and The Dove Foundation.

“My goal with my all of my books is to encourage a child’s imagination to soar. Whether it’s by showing the science of tiny microbes living in your teeth or taking on them on adventures with two intrepid pet detectives, I want children to know that reading is fun! Stimulating the imagination of a child is a great way to get a reader for life.”

Jennifer has a B.S. in Chemistry from the U.S. Naval Academy and her M.S. Ed. (K-8) science from Walden University. She is presently employed as a middle school science instructor by Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Talented Youth. Learn more about Jennifer at her website: www.

During the Specialty Non-Fiction Markets session, Jennifer will share strategies from other successful children’s authors, and lead a discussion: 
  • Work-for-Hire educational publishers
  • Specialty Non-Fiction Markets
  • Marketing and Selling Non-Fiction to Schools 

Jennifer Swanson
Mark your calendars for:
  • Friday August 8th, either of three Friday workshops: Children’s Book, Fiction Writing, or Non-Fiction Educational Sessions.
  • Saturday, August 9th, FAPA Fall Conference
  • Saturday evening, August 9th, 2014 FAPA President’s Awards Banquet.  
Date:  August 8th and 9th, 2014!
Program Location: Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa
1200 N. Ocean Blvd., Pompano Beach, FL 33062  •  
(954) 782-0100
Florida Authors and Publishers Association annual Fall Conference is coming. We offer two exciting days of conferences and professional development sessions designed to provide authors and self-publishers with the tools they need to SUCCEED AND MAKE MONEY!  Register Now!
Vendors and Sponsors can complete a Sponsor & Vendor Application now and advertise to FAPA attendees until the conference. Read more about Vendor/Sponsor Advertising Guidelines.

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