At the Winter Conference of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators in New York. Not much writing. Enough ideas, though. Always great to listen to other writers and illustrators, to publishing professionals like editors and agents.

Today we had a full day of intensives for published authors.
Here’s a few quotes from amazing speakers:


Literary agent Rubin Pfeffer of Rubin Pfeffer Content on agents: Should I stay or should I go? Remember your objectives!


Publisher and author Arthur A. Levine on writing: Continue to be moved by what you write.


Author Martha Brockenbrough on social media tip for writers: share insights into your creative process.


Author Jane Yolen (of 360 books!) addressing mid-list authors: Write the damn book!


Editor in Chief of Merit Press and author Jacquelyn Mitchard: If you wanted to be careful, you should have gotten a job as a dental hygienist, not a writer.


Highlight of the day? Meeting again with the amazing Thomas Dunne’ editor Kat Brzozowski, who got her very own alphabet sign!


Biggest disappointment of the day? @2superfredd wasn’t wearing his kilt! Because, damn Fred, you have really good legs.