Friday, February 08, 2013

New York! New York!

Two of my talented fellow mentees posted excellent recaps of the SCBWI New York winter conference.  They said it so well and precise!

Lisa Anchin

Jessica Lanan

My FAVORITE QUOTES from the conference:

•  "You have to pass through some bad stuff to get to the good stuff." ~David Ezra Stein

•  "Books are not immediate, unlike a tech object.  It goes from black-and-white to color to dimension, then it brings you to a special place." ~Meg Rosoff

•  "Don't be afraid, and stay interested." ~Shaun Tan

•  "Bestseller is only the cherry on a sundae.  Don't forget you audience – it's the children!  You touched their hearts." ~ Tomie dePaola

• "Are we lucky or what?" ~Julie Andrews

• "Just getting published is not a dream.  Have a better dream.  Dream to change the world for the better."  ~Mo Willems

SNAPSHOTS of the wonderful time~

Fellow mentees at Grand Central. (Andrea Offermann, Lisa Anchin, Maple Lam, Aarre Chung, Jen Betton Rogers, Jessica Lanan)  (Photo courtesy of Debbi Ohi.)
With Tomie dePaola!!!
Andrea Offermann won NY Portfolio Award!!!!
With Brook Boynton Hughes; Lisa Anchin; Elizabeth Rose Stanton; Jessixa Bagley (winner of Runner-Up Portfolio Award!)  My talented talented friends!!!  (Photo courtesy of Debbi Ohi.)

Post-conference.  We chilled and relaxed in Debbi's room.  (Photo courtesy of Debbi Ohi.)
Learning from dear mentor David Diaz. (Photo courtesy of Debbi Ohi.)
In front of Books of Wonder.  LOVE this bookstore!!! (Photo courtesy of David Diaz.)
Visiting Abrams.  (Photo courtesy of David Diaz.)

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