Sunday, November 14, 2010

Prairie Writer's Day

Yesterday, I attended Prairie Writer's Day, our annual SCBWI-Illinois conference, and it was fantastic!  There was a great line up of editors and agents and I learned a thing or two or twenty.  The best part, as always, was hanging out with my fellow writers!

We met at Harper College and the main room we used was awesome!

There was a display of 2010 books by Illinois Writers and/or illustrators.  If you squint, you can see 1 Zany Zoo towards the top of the rack on the right :-)            

Every year, the committee chooses from among the authors whose debut came out that year and gives the lucky person Book Tour Alex.  Guess who the lucky person was?

Here's a close-up of Alex.

Pictures compliments of Bethany Robinson - thanks!


  1. Congratulations on getting Book Tour Alex for your touring companion!

    I was at the conference, too, and it was amazing. I love our chapter. :)

  2. Thanks for the pics! I had a tough choice between a family outing and this and chose family, but I still wish I could have still squeezed it in!!

  3. I was at the conference, too! Thanks for posting the close-up picture of Alex. It was hard to see her from where I was sitting. :)

    Have fun touring with her!

  4. Tabitha - I agree, we have a great chapter!!

    Kelly - It seems like you go for weeks without an event, then they're all scheduled for the same day! There's always next year! When are you moving?

    Cattapan - she's a little creepy but not as bad as the baby dolls they had on the Twilight Zone!