Get out your calendars, folks, because it’s time to make sure everyone knows about the fantastic events SCBWI has coming up this fall!
Is it really September 9th already? For me, the summer has passed in a beautiful blur between Camp NaNoWriMo’s frenzy, us renovating a fixer-upper townhouse at Ocean City, (writer retreat, anyone?) a lovely two-week vacation, and recent race-cation at Disneyland in order to keep my title as “the crazy running lady.” Continue reading
Happy Tuesday! Are you participating in Camp NaNoWriMo this July? I am as well as our member and SCBWI MD/DE/WV Twitter coordinator, Tracy Gold. If you are, too, be sure to let us know how you’re doing by finding us on Twitter! Here’s Tracy’s Twitter page and mine. Best of luck!
Our co-regional advisor, Kathy MacMillan also shared some member news and announcement recently that I thought I’d post here in case you didn’t see it. There’s a lot going on in the upcoming months! Continue reading
Well, this is the last day of June, and our theme this month has been Picture Books, so I thought I’d write about my understanding of how to create in this genre.
I joined the SCBWI in 2003, and it was the best decision I ever made to further my career in this field. There were a few things I knew then about picture books, having read and loved them my whole life, and having had a serendipitous, small success at picture book illustration at that time (The First Teddy Bear, by Helen Kay was illustrated by me and published in 1985, with a second edition in 2005). But I have learned SO MUCH since then from the editors, agents, authors, and illustrators I have met and heard speak at SCBWI conferences and other events. I still have a lot to learn! It has been a joy as well as an education, and I’ve made many friends, too.
Three things I already knew about picture books: Continue reading