utopYAcon 2013 Keynote Speakers

Friday, June 28, 2013

9 AM sharp — Laskey Great Hall
Jennifer L. Armentrout
, the incredibly talented author of the Covenant Series (Spencer Hill Press) the Lux Series (Entangled Teen) and the upcoming YA Don’t Look Back (Fall 2013), will be kicking off utopYA 2013 on Friday, June 28th as our featured keynote speaker.

You can pass out now. I did right after Jamie Anderson, one of our author liaisons, confirmed her acceptance of our invitation, and right after I said“Oh, holy alien babies everywhere!”

Her keynote will begin at 9 AM on Friday, June 28th, and afterward she will be signing books and visiting with fans before heading to the airport.

“I am so excited to be presenting the keynote speech, and sharing my not-so-typical road to publication. Can not wait to meet everyone!” said Jennifer of her invitation.

Jennifer’s approach to her prolific work and to the genre is a lesson in perseverance, authenticity and heart. She is truly an inspiration to a generation of rising authors out there, and I can’t wait to be one of the people in the audience on Friday, June 28th in Nashville.

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Saturday, June 29, 2013


Harness Your Inner Badass and Create the Writing Career You Deserve
How’s the writing going? Are you as productive as you’d like to be? As successful? As tear-jerkingly brilliant? Bestselling Author and success coach, Jen Sincero, helps you blast past your blocks, kick fear in the face and take your creativity and career to a whole new level (and really take it there, not just dream about it, talk about it or settle for what you can get). Via personal stories, tried and true tricks of the trade and some verbal super-hero pills, Jen will give you the tools and the inspiration you need to be your mightiest writerly self.
About Jen Sincero
sideheadshotJen Sincero is a Best-selling author and success coach who has helped countless people transform their personal and professional lives via her seminars, private sessions, public appearances, newsletters, products and books. She’s spoken on stages all over the world and has helped her clients build their dream businesses, become NY Times Best-selling authors, navigate million-dollar business deals, find their soul mates and forgive their bitchy mothers who they now realize were just doing the best they could. Her brand new book entitled, You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life, hits shelves in May 2013.
Before becoming a coach, Jen played in several rock bands and eventually wrote her first book, a semi-autobiographical novel called, Don’t Sleep With Your Drummer.  When her plans to become a world-famous rockstar didn’t pan out, she decided to try being a lesbian instead. She didn’t pull that off either, and wrote her second book, the National Best-seller, The Straight Girl’s Guide to Sleeping With Chicks.
In 2011 Jen gave up her home in California to travel the world indefinitely and encourage as many people as possible to live lives of unbridled awesomeness.
She can be found online at:

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