Wednesday, October 3, 2007

SCBWI 15th annual conference.

This past weekend was the SCBWI Carolina's 15th annual conference. For a Children's writer this event is pretty much like Christmas only there's no decorated tree's, presents, relatives, or cookies, snow, reindeer, elves, flashing lights, jingle bells, carolers, horse drawn sleighs, reruns of "A Christmas Story" or long shopping lines. OK, so maybe it's nothing like Christmas, except that I was very eager for the conference to get here.


They had chocolate cake!


This is my critique group buddy Janelle. She doesn't really have pink braids, but we suspect this has always been her dream.


Oh look! Maybe it is like Christmas. See Santa in the back row? Thats me in the middle. I never realized until this picture how much I look like my brother.


That is me between two very talented people. Author/Illustrator Karen Lee, and Illustrator Leah Palmer Price. I guess I'm standing there hoping that the talent will rub off on me.

I didn't bring my camera, so the picture credits go to my dear friend and critique group buddy Ian Sands. Thanks for the pictures Ian!

I learned a lot about writing for children, enjoyed hanging with my friends, ate chocolate cake, dressed like a gypsy, babbled incoherently during my critique with editor Caitlyn Dloughy from Simon and Schuster and I drank lots of coffee. Can life get any better?

6 comments:

Ian Sands said...

Funny, I babbled incoherently during my critique with editor Caitlyn Dloughy too. She must think the SCBWI-NC are a bunch of incoherent babblers (armed with hockey sticks).

Ian Sands said...

Oh, is anyone else ever tempted to call Leah, Leah Press On Nails.... or is that just me??

C.R. Evers said...

ummmm... errrr... yeah, I think the press on nails is one of those things that is uniquely you. ;0)

karen lee said...

Great pictures Christy - it was so wonderful - wasn't it? I remember meeting you at last year's conference - and look how far we've come - amazing isn't it? Let's see hat happens next year - eh?

xo Karen

Janelle said...

Ah - I'm lovin' the hockey stick! Comes in handy for lots of things!

Janelle said...

...Like fending off people who don't want me to dye my hair pink...