I had the great pleasure of speaking at the 43rd Annual Georgia Children's Literature Conference in Athens, Georgia, this past weekend.
Nothing is more fun for a children's author than to be surrounded by others who share the same passion: children's literature.
Since a picture is worth a thousand words, what better way to share my experience there than through pictures?
|It was great to arrive at the beautiful University of Georgia in Athens.|
|Some of the members of the Southern Breeze chapter of SCBWI were kind enough to host a wonderful dinner for me when I arrived in Athens. Lots of fun discussion about writing for children.|
|Author Donny Bailey Seagraves (right) arranged the dinner and was a terrific hostess.|
|The next morning I took a peek into the room where I would be speaking. Note to self: Don't do that.|
|With Jody Feldman, the winner of the Georgia Children's Book Award for her terrific book, The Gollywhopper Games|
|With Meghan McCarthy, winner of the Georgia Children's Picture Book Award for her adorable book, Aliens Are Coming|
|With Carol Boston Weatherford, the author of many amazing books for young readers, including Moses and Becoming Billy Holliday|
|With illustrator, Mike Wimmer, whose books include Flight and All the Places to Love|
|We signed and signed.|
|I even signed a copy of How to Steal a Dog that had been enjoyed by a dog.|
|We signed some more.|
|With the amazing Alyssa Hesselroth, conference coordinator. Thank you, Alyssa (and Tyler) for taking such good care of me and getting me to the airport on time.|
|And what would that conference have been without Jaye Thiel??!! Jaye, you are da bomb!|
Special thanks to Alyssa Hesselroth, Jaye Thiel, and Joel Taxel for making this such a wonderful experience.
P.S. More great pics coming thanks to the amazing students of Freedom to Grow UNschool