This year’s Northern Ohio SCBWI conference was amazing! Not only were the presenters and speakers knowledgeable and inspiring, but the information, tips, and ideas they shared were so helpful. A big thank you to Vicki Selvaggio and her board who do an incredible job!
And of course, one of the best parts of this conference was meeting so many of my twitter peeps in person and making some new writer friends!
Friday at dinner after Tina Wexler’s keynote speech. Triona, Dee, Jen, & Lucas.
A little bit about some of the presenters . . .
Cinda Williams Chima- This lady knows her stuff and her intensive really got us all thinking. We left with new perspectives and lots of great notes.
Dandi Mackall- What a treasure! I loved hearing about her interesting life and how she incorporates her experiences into her stories. Her personality makes you smile the instant she walks in the room.
Laurie Lazzaro Knowlton- Alright, she wasn’t actually a presenter, but from the moment she came and traded rolls with our table, she drew me in. What a fun and talented lady!
And then of course, there’s our Tweetup. Chatting with all of these incredibly talented people on a daily basis has been fun, inspiring, and entertaining. I absolutely loved meeting them in person and hearing their stories. Plus, I came home with a signed copy of Lindsay Ward’s adorable When Blue Met Egg.
Our twitter peeps, from left to right (back row) Kellie, Stephanie, Christina, Jen, Triona, (front row) Dee, Lucas, Megan. Not pictured: Holly VanDyne, Heather Kinsey Price, Lindsay Ward, Cindy Gulley. Click the names for twitter pages!
And a very special thank you to Jen, Triona, and Lucas for all the ideas we bounced back and forth throughout the weekend. Getting to know you and your writing was priceless. And Lucas, if you ever write a memoir, I’m not sure anyone will believe it.
Triona and I, very tired, after a late night brainstorming session with Lucas. How did it get to be one in the morning?! And Lucas, what is Tara’s secret?!