The writing conference last weekend was great! We had an incredible lineup of speakers and about 165 writers and illustrators, all gathered together in one place. Here are some of the awesome volunteers (many of them published authors/illustrators) who helped the day to be a huge success:
Patti (left) and Erin (middle) are both picture book authors with several wonderful books under their belts.
Be sure to pop by their sites and check them out, or follow them on twitter. (Patti: http://twitter.com/PatriciaNewman and Erin: http://twitter.com/ErinDealey.) You might remember that Patti did a giveaway here a while ago of her latest book Nugget on the Flight Deck... an awesome book, especially for boys!
It was fun to see so many of my writing friends that I hadn’t seen in a while, like Margaret O’Hair – author of five picture books, her latest titled My Kitten. (It’s darling; check it out!)…
My Nuts and Bolts of Writing and Illustrating for Children session started bright and early at 8:00 am, but we had a lot of fun. I loved being able to share some of my own writing journey and tips, as well as connect with many others who are starting out along the same path.
What about you? Have you ever been to a conference of any kind? I’d love to hear about it!