August 1st, 2007

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Among the zillion or so reasons I’m looking forward to this weekend’s SCBWI conference (being on an airplane without my children… meeting in person some of the folks I’ve gotten to know through type… insight into countless creative and magical worlds… solid sleep) is the Monday morning keynote address by editor Allyn Johnston and illustrator Marla Frazee.

(Baby Steps, Boxer Shorts, Birthday Cake & a Roller Coaster: An Illustrator & an Editor Get Serious about Making Picture Books)

I’ve had my fair share of blessings and lucky breaks, but how about this one? Not only do I get the goodness of working with a brilliant picture book pair – now I’m gonna get let in on a little slice of their lives and how they mesh business and beauty. And so are you. I mean to say, if you’re not going to be there (and I hope you are), I’ll tell you about it!
See you in L.A….