Saturday, May 1, 2010

Prolific Blogger Award

I was so pleased to be awarded the Prolific Blogger Award by Ruth Donnelly at Readatouille!  Apparently, once you are the recipient of the award, you need to award it to three other bloggers.  This was a tough decision but, here are my three choices:

Blee Bonn  who always has fun and interesting posts and who makes the best book trailers around!

Kelly Pollark  who has the highest energy blog posts I've read - they're exhausting!

Scotti Cohn   whose blog, It Happened in Chicago! includes all-things-Chicago and fascinating interviews with authors with a Chicago connection.

Congratulations, Blee, Kelly and Scotti!  Now go forth and pass on the award.

39th Annual SCBWI Conference in LA!

I'm so excited - I signed up for this year's SCBWI conference in LA!  It's going to be "4 days of agents, editors, publishers, workshops and networking designed to take your writing and illustration to the next level." (

It's expensive so I wasn't going to give myself permission to go until I sold another manuscript - don't get excited - it didn't happen :-(  But, my husband, John, got free airline tickets and a hotel voucher from work and he's been wanting to visit his brother in San Francisco so, CA - here we come!  While I'm at the conference, he'll be visiting  his brother - it worked out perfectly!  We'll  tack on a couple of days after the conference to see LA.

Another great thing about it is, I'm going to meet my agent, Jamie Weiss Chilton, in person for the first time!   I'm really looking forward to that!

Are any of you going?  I hope so - it would be great to meet online friends in person!