Utah Educational Library Media Association
Annual State Conference
UELMA Conference 2023
Friday, March 10, 2023
Weber State University
3848 Harrison Blvd, Ogden, UT 84408
“You never forget the books you loved as a kid. You never forget the poems you memorized, the first book you read until the cover fell off, the book you read hidden from your mother. What an honor to hold hands with a child's imagination in this way.”
― Meg Medina
Keynote Speakers & Authors
Bethany Wiggins is the author of The Dragon's Price, book one of the Transference trilogy, as well as the novels Stung, Cured, and Shifting. She lives in the desert with her husband, five quirky kids, and four black cats.
Jennifer Jenkins is the author of the Nameless trilogy (2015-2018), To Kill a Curse (2019), Of Blood and Fire (2020), The Order of Chaos (2021), and Teen Writer's Guide: Your Road Map to Writing (2020). She is also the co-founder of Teen Author Boot Camp.
Shelly Brown has always loved children and books so it made sense when she started writing books for children. In her spare time she helps her husband, author Chad Morris, write MORE children's books. In her extra-extra spare time she loves the theater, history, kdramas, and traveling.
Chad Morris is the coauthor of Virtually Me, Willa and the Whale, Mustaches for Maddie, and Squint. He is also the author of the futuristic Cragbridge Hall trilogy. He has won the Nebraska Book Award, The Utah Book Award, The Buckeye Children's Book Award, and Foreword review's Book of the Year Gold Winner.