A small but curious group attended the SCBWI Networking Day gathering on Saturday, March 6 -- despite a postcard-perfect day in Marquette. UP here in the land of six months of snow and cold, we live for a heady 59 degrees in March. Coming inside on this day was a testament to passion. I'm sending a special shout out to Boni Ashburn, the traditionally published author in our midst, who answered hundreds of questions with grace and good humor. Additional attendees included Meredith Ammons Ollila, Larry Buege and Phyllis Pokela.