Another mini-interview from me – in Publisher’s Weekly Today


SCBWI Conference Celebrates 40th Anniversary with Record Turnout
A surprise guest appearance by Judy Blume at the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators annual summer conference in Los Angeles made the 40th anniversary of the organization even more meaningful to the record-breaking number of attendees, which included writers, illustrators, publishers, editors, and agents. Nearly 1,350 people were on hand for the conference, which was held August 4-8 at the Century Plaza Hotel. Lissa Price, a debut author whose YA novel  Starters  is one of Random House’s lead titles for spring 2012, said, “I support SCBWI wholeheartedly, and I love this conference. Where else can you see and listen to such icons of children’s books all in one place but here? This is what inspires us.”  MORE  

If you read the full article, you’ll see my photo with two of my writing friends.


  1. I just saw your name pop up on that PW article and rushed over here to tell you … but of course you already knew about it. Very cool!

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