The 2013 Austin SCBWI Regional Conference

Posted February 10, 2013



This weekend was the Austin SCBWI Regional Conference! As always, it was a fabulously organized and lovely affair, with keynotes by E.B. Lewis and Neal Porter, panels on picture books, “no nonsense non-fiction,” and more editors and agents than you could shake a stick at. (Note: shaking sticks at editors and agents is not advised. That was just a figure of speech).

But more than anything else, this weekend reminded me how lucky I am to be a part of this wonderful community of creative people. Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make this weekend happen – especially Debbie Gonzales, our beloved, outgoing R.A. I HEART you, Deb!

Here are some pictures!


P.J. HooverJoy Preble,me, and Jessica Lee Anderson.


Greg Leitich Smith and Cynthia Leitich Smith in coordinating purple!


Me and Lindsey Scheibe


Jo Whittemore, Jessica and me!


Joy with Debbie Gonzales (who is, quite rightly, wearing a tiara)


And this being Texas, there were fabulous boots everywhere! The authors attached to these boots are, from left to right, E Kristin Anderson, Jessica Lee Anderson and P.J. Hoover.

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