Monthly Archives: February 2015

Coffee & Conversation with Kate Angelella

Conference is officially a month away now!  So who”s excited?  This girl (I’m waving my thumbs toward me)!!!  I’m really excited to see many of you again and to meet and listen to all of our amazing presenters. I had … Continue reading

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When critique groups go bad…

I talk quite a bit about the usefulness of critique groups and why both artists and writers need to seek them out.  From getting feedback to hone your craft, to forging strong relationships with your peers, the benefits of a … Continue reading

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Coffee & Conversation with Susan Raab of Raab Associates

Happy Friday, everyone! With our Spring: From the Bay to the Mountains Regional Conference now five weeks away … wow, seriously, only five weeks? … we’re kicking things off with our first Coffee & Conversation interview! First up is Susan Raab, president of Raab Associates which is … Continue reading

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Deadline is tomorrow for Manuscript Critiques, Marketing Consultations, and Portfolio Reviews!

Just a quick heads up that tomorrow, Friday the 20th, is the deadline for submitting manuscript critiques, marketing consultations, and portfolio reviews for our upcoming Spring: From the Bay to the Mountains regional conference! For instructions on how to submit, … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Authorial Doldrums by Mike Crowl

Oh, how I love it when regional members submit articles for us to share! After all, this blog represents everyone in the MD/DE/WV region, so it’s awesome being able to share different and fresh voices. If you’d like to contribute, check out our submission … Continue reading

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Caldecott Winner

Winning the Randolph Caldecott Medal is a particular honor for an illustrator, and a personal fantasy of mine. THE ADVENTURES OF BEEKLE: The Unimaginary Friend, illustrated by Dan Santat, is the 2015 Caldecott Medal winner. The book was written by … Continue reading

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ALA Awards

Hello, fellow writers and illustrators… it that time of year again: We can learn about what the industry thinks are the best books for young readers by reading and examining the books on this list — what a fun assignment! … Continue reading

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Mid-week Reminders

Happy Wednesday everyone! I trust you all are recovered from your Super Sunday parties and are back at it, pouring your all into your craft. I had a living room filled with teenage girls who ate their fair share of … Continue reading

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Super Sunday Reminder

Tired of Deflategate? Or are you completely stoked for the Seahawks-Patriots matchup? Either way, before you settled in to watch the big game, don’t forget to head over to our friends at the SCBWI Eastern PA blog. As Shelley told you … Continue reading

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