About The Author

Katie Salidas is a USA Today bestselling author and RONE award winner known for her unique genre-blending style.

Since 2010 she's penned five bestselling book series: the Immortalis, Olde Town Pack, Little Werewolf, Chronicles of the Uprising, and the all-new Agents of A.S.S.E.T. series. As her not-so-secret alter ego, Rozlyn Sparks, she is a USA Today bestselling author of romance with a naughty side.

In her spare time Katie also produces and hosts a YouTube talk show; Spilling Ink. She also has a regular column on First Comics News where she explores writing from a nerdy perspective.

West Coast Writing Conferences

2015 Writer conferences

I've been out of the loop for the last couple of years, having small children has made travel near impossible, but this year I wanted to try and dip my toes back in the water and see what conferences were available within reasonable driving distance on the West Coast side of the USA.

Here’s the list I have so far. I would love to add to it, so if you know of some good ones, please post it in the comments below and I can add to the list.

Going by month.

PubWest PubWest is a trade association of small and medium-sized book publishers, printers, graphic designers, binderies, and editorial and marketing companies.

The Electronic Publishing Industry Coalition The conference is three days of ePublishing information, news and education.  Authors can learn about a variety of topics including doctoring manuscripts, branding in the digital marketplace, social media, taxes, blog tours and can network with publishers, editors, and other authors.

Left Coast Crime This event is an annual mystery convention sponsored by mystery fans, for mystery fans.

Las Vegas Writer's Conference Apr 23 - 25, 2015 in Las Vegas NV
Las Vegas Writer's Conference has sessions and workshops for all levels of writers from beginners to ready to publish whether traditional or self publishing.

Buildin' the Dream May 28 - Friday, May 29, 2015  In Paradise Valley/Scottsdale, Arizona
Buildin' the Dream offers authors the tools to build and live their dream!

Arizona Dreamin May 29 - 31, 2015 Paradise Valley/Scottsdale


Book Passage The Conference covers all aspects of writing and illustrating for children—from developing ideas to honing skills to finding a publisher.

Five-day, all inclusive conference features classes, a costume ball, a book fair and more. 


Book Passage Editors, agents, and publishers share with participants what they need to know to get published, and authors offer classes on setting, dialogue, suspense and point of view.


RomCon – Where Romances Rules RomCon is a conference for romance authors and readers and features over 80 events including opportunities for authors and readers to interact face-to-face.

Hot Mojave Knights is a romance reader event where readers of all kinds of romance can interact with favorite authors and meet new ones.

Greater Seattle Romance Writers Emerald City is the largest regional romance writing conference in the West.  There are editor and agent guests, workshops and master classes.