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Monday, April 16, 2012

N is for NESCBWI

Where some of my favorite people, favorite authors, and best times as a writer co-exist. The Society for Childrens Book Writers and Illustrators (New England).

I look forward to this conference every year--and it's only five day away. Lunch with my agent. Light bulbs going off in my head about my writing. Chatting late into the night with friends. Hobnobbing with industry professionals.

And this year, for the first time, I'm faculty. I still can't quite believe it. I'm sitting on a panel with my agent, and two other authors and their agents on April 21. We'll be talking about agent/author relationships. I'm also leading a special interest group on work-for-hire. This spring, I've been coordinating the Submission Strategy Consultations. Next year, I've been tapped for an even bigger responsibility--I'll make that announcement after the conference.

If you've never been to a conference, I highly recommend it. And if you're going to NESCBWI...find me and say 'hi'!

from the 2011 NESCBWI conference in Fitchburg, MA

7 comments:

Laura Pauling said...

Yay! Can't wait! And I think I"m just excited as you are for you to meet with Vickie!

SA Larsenッ said...

That is so awesome!! I'm hoping to finally make next year's conference. April is such a tough time for me with the kids spring sports and dance. I would so love to meet you all!!

Retro-Zombie said...

Nice post, making it happen...

Jeremy [Retro-Zombie]
A to Z Co-Host
My New Book:
Retro-Zombie: Art and Words

Heather Kelly said...

I love NESCBWI for all the wonderful times we all have there, and I love that each time we go, we are all a little closer to our dreams! :)

Elizabeth Mueller said...

Conferences are like happy family reunions! Yay!


Elizabeth
A to Z co-host

Katy said...

I've yet to attend a large-scale conference, but your enthusiasm REALLY makes me want to. I hope you have a blast, and I look forward to hearing all about it!

Susanne Drazic said...

Hi Kristine! Have a great time at the conference!

Susanne
PUTTING WORDS DOWN ON PAPER