Wow. I don’t know about you, but my head is still spinning in the most delicious way from this past weekend’s 25th Annual SCBWI MD/DE/WV Conference! I must confess, though. Sometimes I have a hard time doing conference recaps because I’m so fired up to WRITE and CREATE and REBOOT that I just want to move forward with sleeves rolled up and fingers curled over my keyboard.
Which to me, is the sign of a really excellent conference and this year’s was no exception!
Our annual conference starts tomorrow, y’all. Tomorrow! Yikes! It feels as though our 25th Annual Still We Re(vise) Conference has crept up from behind us and jumped out to scream HELLO! Or maybe that’s just me because I feel so utterly unprepared. Maybe you already have your bags packed, notepads ready, and book money ready to be spent.
For those of you who feel as unprepared as me, no worries, here’s a giant post on everything you need to know! Continue reading
A belated congratulations and mighty woo-HOO to Chiêu Anh Urban for the January 2nd release of her latest title, Quiet as a Mouse: And Other Animal Idioms!
Are you hungry as a bear? Sly as a fox? Stubborn as a mule? Introducing ANIMAL IDIOMS!
Time for the final Coffee & Conversation with presenters from our 25th annual SCBWI MD/DE/WV 25 and Still We R(ev)ise 25th Annual Conference! Joining us today is Associate Editor, Alex Ulyett, who’s going to be quite busy at the conference with three presentations! But first, if you’ve missed any of the other previous interviews, here’s the links:
Alex is an Associate Editor at Viking Children’s Books, where he acquires and edits fiction and nonfiction for kids and teens. Some of his current authors include David Arnold, Deborah Noyes, Lisa Bunker, Cristina Moracho, and Arvin Ahmadi. Before coming to Viking, Alex studied English at Princeton University and worked at Basic Books and Writers House. Continue reading
Back in January, I sent out a congrats to Robin Blasberg, winner of this year’s Jack Reid author scholarship for our upcoming 25th Annual SCBWI MD/DE/WV 25 and We Still R(ev)ise Conference! Today, I’m sending out another major congrats to Young Vo, this year’s Jack Reid illustrator scholarship winner! To celebrate, here’s another round of Coffee & Conversation … since there can never be enough coffee and conversation. Enjoy!
Young Vo is a traditionally trained animator, having graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the California Institute of the Arts’ (CalArts) Character Animation/Film program in 2003. There he learned how to communicate with moving pictures. After graduating from CalArts, he worked in film for a short time before pursuing an animation career within the video game industry. He started out working for large gaming companies on the west coast but eventually moved to Maryland to pursue an exciting opportunity at an independent studio. Continue reading