SCBWI stands for Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators -- the largest children's book organization in the universe. We (I say we because I'm on the board along with these amazing authors/illustrators) have over 20,000 members.
It was held at the beautiful Clairbourn School. I love that place have have spoken there a few times including the timewe saw (or didn't see) Pseudonymous Bosch . . .
Another time when we spoke there, we had lunch with Academy Award winning actress Marlee Matlin. She knew my books and asked if she could join us!
I've also keynoted there for SCBWI - LA Writer's Day. My editor Cheryl Klein spoke at that event, too. Here are Cheryl and I with my other editor, Arthur Levine. And here are Arthur and Cheryl having an typical editorial meeting . . .
Then there was the time we spoke to the PTA . . .
However, on this day, the day we started with before we got all nostalgic, the illustrators ruled! Here's Mark Fearing'sback, and then his front . . .
The full day included portfolio reviews, agent and illustrator insights and more . . .
Peepy was so helpful. She critiqued portfolios and even sold books . . .
She worked very hard, and was pleased when her dear friend, Lee Wind, offered her some lovely refreshments . . .
Peepy's dear friend, famous world traveler, Priscilla, lives there. So if you stop by, be sure to say "hello" to her!
Look! It's Ivy on Oprah's show!
Oops! Back to Los Angeles and Illustrator's Day. Here's Peter and his identical twin, Paul . . .
Or, wait. Maybe this is Paul, who's the CEO of FableVision, and Peter, who's founder/CEO . . .
When it came time for him, meaning Peter, not Paul, to draw, Peepy was his inspiration . . .
Then again, isn't she everyone's inspiration?
HAPPY THANKSGIVING, EVERYONE!!!!
Oh, look! These books make lovely holiday gifts . . .
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