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|