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Monday, August 10, 2009

SCBWI in LA: A Spectator Sport

Did you miss the LA conference, too? With all this blogging and tweeting, the conference turned into an armchair event for those of us who couldn't attend.

Want to know how to craft a winning query letter? Daniel Lazar tells us how. (Plus agents and editors galore.)

Picture book tips from Jim Averbeck and Dan Yaccarino, novel goodies from Ellen Hopkins, Karen Cushman, Linda Sue Park, Holly Black, Sherman Alexie, Kathleen Duey, Frank Portman, and so many others.

Aliens, Blue Men, and Ball Gowns, oh my, from Suzanne Young and Jolie Stekly. (It bears mentioning that both are extraordinarily photogenic - that's Jolie with Richard Peck!)

Wondering what the Disco Mermaids wore for the Blue Moon Ball? Wonder no more.

And yes, there was the infamous rubber chicken, all over #scbwi09 twitter (I missed everything BUT the chicken!)

And so much more, at the SCBWI Conference Blog.

Thanks to the amazing Team Blog for bringing the conference to the kidlitosphere!

Best of all, Jolie and her SCBWI WWA co-Regional Advisor, Sara Easterly, were named SCBWI Members of the Year! Woohoo!!!!!


  1. I've totally been living vicariously following all the updates. Wish I could have been there!

  2. Aw, thanks Holly! And I can't believe you put up that video. haha Totally wish you'd been there!

    PS. Did you TNL?

  3. oops, I meant, did you get The Naughty List? haha. I'm typed out. :-)