NJ-SCBWI: The Sequel

This weekend was my second year attending the NJ-SCBWI conference. Now, Robin Newman has all the pictures from the event; check them out here. (Scroll down and you might see me in full detective gear to help Robin celebrate her book, “The Case of the Missing Carrot Cake,” which is a fun and funny read, and includes a carrot cake recipe.) Tara Lazar (who wrote… 415 more words

NJ-SCBWI Annual Conference Recap: Nuggets of Writing Wisdom

This morning I thought I was still at the NJ-SCBWI Summer Conference because I stumbled downstairs expecting to find fresh-baked coffee cake and a fruit platter. 1,777 more words

Picture Books

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It’s quite a few years now that I’ve been fortunate enough to attend the June New Jersey SCBWI Conference. For those of you unfamiliar, the… 709 more words

Writer Side Up

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Well, trusted followers, even if you don’t illustrate or do artwork, I hope you find this article interesting, it showing a small part of my illustration process. 888 more words

Writer Side Up

#RaisingReaders Monday: Guest Helen N. Hill

I’m thrilled to have a guest post for you this week from a lovely new friend I made at NJ SCBWI’s picture book brunch last month. 1,233 more words

Raising Readers

Pitch sessions?

As a week of relaxing in central PA with my brother and his family nears its end, a small rumble has begun in my belly. I have to prepare for a “pitch session”. 366 more words

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