Monday, April 12, 2010


Redmond, WA

I spent the previous 6 weeks gearing up for the Society of Children's Books Writers and Illustrators Western Washington conference...Whew! That's a mouth full!

I pulled my portfolio together right up until the last moment and dashed off last Friday to enter it into the Juried Art Portfolio Exhibit and to register early. The fun started bright and early on Saturday morning at 7:30 am.

It was a full weekend, and each day I started fading around 3-4 pm. It was jam packed with keynote speakers, critiques, sessions on first pages, plotting, illustration career secrets, meeting agents, editors, published authors and more.

My favorites:
Peter Brown, Author/Illustrator
Mitali Perkins, Author
Laini Taylor, Author
Edward Necarsulmer, Agent
Elizabeth Law, Editor

I left feeling overwhelmed with information and faces but re-energized to stay in the game. My creative batteries have been recharged.

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