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A Moving Experie...

I’ve given a lot of thought to “moving experiences” in literature. Authors most often use relocation as a plot device, but it can also highlight a book’s theme, demonstrate character traits, or show an aspect of the setting.

At the Eric Carle Mus...

In October, 2012, I was honored to participate in a program at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, Massachusetts on the topic of Overcoming Challenges: A Program for Writers and Illustrators. On the panel were four authors and author-illustrators addressing the challenges we all face in our work. I was joined by Anna Dewdney, who is […]

A bit of 1969 died yester...

A bit of 1969 died yesterday

The 1960s are hot, judging by the number of Hendrix covers I’ve heard over the summer and tie-dye themed events I’ve been invited to. I wasn’t around for it, but 1969 always seemed like such an iconic time: Nixon, Vietnam, Woodstock, and especially the first Moon landing. I’ve always been jealous of 1969. All my […]

SCBWI Summer Conference, Los Ange...

SCBWI Summer Conference, Los Angeles

Join me in Los Angeles at the 2012 Annual SCBWI Summer Conference!  I will be on a panel with fellow Class of 2k7 alums Greg Neri and Jay Asher to discuss author marketing groups!

2012 New England SCBWI Confere...

2012 New England SCBWI Conference

I will be giving a workshop on blog tours and serving as one of the resident NetWits–a team of tech and marketing superheroes that also includes Kate Messner and Katie Davis! This will be an amazing conference, as New England regionals always are. If you’re a New England based children’s or young adult book creator, […]

SCBWI Winter Conference, New York C...

SCBWI Winter Conference, New York City

This is a fantastic conference that draws children’s authors and illustrators from all around the world. I was here as a representative of our New England regions of SCBWI, bringing back the knowledge to share with the folks back home. Any my editor is on the faculty–always great to see her in person.

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