Friday, February 10, 2012
SCBWI Winter Conference in New York
I met a wonderful illustrator named Debbie Ohi. She showed me the galley of her new book, 'I'm Bored'.
I met two excellent editors, Cheryl Klein and Samantha McFerrin.
Here's Cheryl again. She was signing copies of her new book Second Sight.
Lin Oliver, the President of SCBWI and the author of a series of books, is a sweet and adorable person!
She signed a copy of the book that I purchased called HANK ZIPZER, Dump Trucks and Dogsleds: I'm on my Way, Mom! Henry Wrinkler is also the author of this book!
The Access Copyright Foundation supported me to go to the SCBWI winter conference in New York. The foundation, http://www.acfoundation.ca/, was instrumental in my goal to develop as a children's author. I applied for the Professional Development grant that allowed me to go to New York to this informative conference to network and learn from a respected panel of editors, publishers and agents. I met authors and illustrators as well. It was an inspiring time which I will cherish forever. I will also implement everything I have learned.