Win VIP Admission to Next Year’s utopYA in 2015!

Utopia Announcements, Sweepstakes

You’re gearing up to head to #utopYA2014 — you’re shopping,  you’re packing, you’re buying swag, you’re counting pennies to buy books, you’re buying new luggage to put signed books and swag in, you’re dieting, you’re exercising, you’re fangirling and book cover model-crushing, and just plain getting freaking excited because #utopYA2014 is FINALLY almost here!!! So, why not post on Twitter, …

Let there be Man Cave

Utopia Announcements

One of the things I’ve been wanting to do at utopYA is make the mens in our utopYAn lives feel as special as they make us feel when they support our writing careers — the uniform of pajamas and sweat pants, the Cheetos stuck in our hair, the hair growing on our legs, the missed meals (yes, I realize I’m …

UtopYA 2014 Panels Announced

Utopia Announcements

Hi everyone! I hope you had safe, warm and very FULL-filling Thanksgiving holidays. It’s a hectic time of year with shopping, traveling and visitors messing up our carefully crafted routines of unicorn dreams and ultimate serenity…right?! Despite the chaos of the season, it’s also the perfect time to slow down, evaluate the year, where you stand with your goals, and …

Positively Zenful: Author Jen McConnel Offers Yoga to utopYA 2014 Attendees

Utopia Announcements, Authors

Keeping that mind, body and spirit connection is important to us at utopYA HQ, and we are positively thrilled to announce that author and yoga instructor, Jen McConnel will be offering yoga on Friday and Saturday mornings during #utopYA2014. UtopYA team member, D.B. Graves, interviewed Jen to find out how she brings more zen to her life and writing. # # …

Harness your inner bad ass and create the writing career you deserve

Utopia Speakers

I think it’s time we released the standing O keynote speech from utopYA 2013 to the public. If you were there then you know how stirring, how inspiring Jen Sincero was (is). Usually this self-improvement crap turns people off, but best-selling author Jen Sincero is so funny…and so real, she had the room buzzing long after it was over. Harness …

More Authors & Experts Announced for utopYA 2014

Utopia Announcements, Authors

First I need to apologize. I promised this list a week ago. Balancing the extreme demands of much-expanded utopYA this year has been a challenge. As with all periods of expansion, growing pains have been ever present. I stretch into them with excitement and pride, but when things slip through the cracks, you are the last people I want to …