The greatest kid lit conference of the year is NEXT MONTH, and it’s just a bridge away. Arthur Levine! Susan Patron! Betsy Bird! Mo Willems! The list goes on! I sent my submission for a manuscript consultation a few days ago. I rushed through some last minute revisions to try and get it polished, but I think it’s a strong piece. We’ll see. The last time I had a manuscript consultation at the conference the person I met with HATED IT and didn’t mince words. In retrospect it was pretty lame, but still.
I write stories for kids while volunteering as the Assistant Regional Advisor and Conference Coordinator for the western Washington chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI).
I live in Seattle with my family and a small zoo of animals. I drink copious amounts of coffee and assign complicated life stories to passing strangers. I'm currently working on a middle grade novel.