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.
Click on "News" above and you'll find out more information about Networking Day in our area. I'm hosting and bringing something chocolate, something caffeinated, and something interesting. You'll have to come to find out what. RSVP required to firstname.lastname@example.org or 906-228-4465 (so I know how much of the stuff to bring.)
This is a great opportunity to share, get new ideas, and move forward on your dream of writing and/or illustrating and publishing children's books.
Carrie Pearson is a children's book author, writer-cheerleader, and mentorship matchmaker.