Friday, April 21, 2006

Pre-Writer's Day

There’s almost nothing we like more than a good children’s book writing event. This Saturday, we’re attending the annual Los Angeles Writer’s Day, put on by the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators.

A few things we’re looking forward to:

- catching up with friends we may see only once or twice a year
- hearing inspirational anecdotes from published authors (including Jeanne Birdsall, author of The Penderwicks)
- schmoozing with an editor from Hyperion (though we promise not to say, “Do ya wanna read my book? Huh, do ya? It’s really really good!”)
- learning the theme for this year’s National Conference so we can start brainstorming costume ideas (check out photos from the past two conferences in our Biggest Hits section...can you say, 3-peat!)
- seeing how our manuscripts fare in the contests (we entered in different categories so as not to compete with each other: Robin - YA, Jay - middle-grade, Eve - nonfiction)

We’ll tell you all about it when we get back...wish us luck!


Gregory K. said...

See ya at the pastries....

Disco Mermaids said...


Another thing we're looking forward to!

Anonymous said...

Hope the conference went well!