Monday, September 21, 2009

SCBWI, Weasels, and Winter

Some great things have happened lately in my little corner of the writing world.

First, I attended the very well-organized and upbeat Kansas SCBWI Regional Conference two weekends ago. Fabulous. Eve Adler, Henry Holt, Ruta Rimas, Balzer + Bray, and Ted Malawer, Upstart Crow, all inspired the crowd.

Second, my poem "A Scrumptious Read" was published in the September/October issue of the SCBWI Bulletin. Woo hoo! And guess who illustrated my little ditty? None other than Elizabeth Dulemba. Seriously cool.

Third, I have been re-researching an obscure fact about a certain member of the Mustelidae family--okay, weasels--and in doing so have contacted experts from

North Carolina
New Zealand
New York

and they have been SO nice and helpful. Thanks to all who received and responded to my endless questions. You knows who you ares.

Fourth, I fell in love with another picture book, Waiting for Winter, by Sebastian Meschenmoser. It's everything a PB should be. The illustrations are superb.

Cheers, from my corner to yours!