Saturday, March 22, 2014

Blanchard Intermediate School

Blanchard Intermediate School invited me to visit on their Family Reading Night. This was held before spring break (and it was also the birth week of Dr. Seuss),

The children were reading and taking tests for their AR points. They served a beautiful birthday cake and Seuss juice (how clever) and I was honored to read my book to the children. School is fun!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Writing Project

My current work is a chapter book. This book is for grades 1-4 with the younger children reading with parents or teachers. The main character's name is Mila Louise Denton. I can't tell you how I arrived at that name, but I am curious to hear how other authors decide the character's names for their books.

SCBWI Conference

The conference is quickly approaching, and I am wondering what I will take from it. There will be agents and editors speaking. I will even have a manuscript critiqued by an editor. That is an amazing thing and doesn't happen everyday. These are some of the many benefits of being a member of SCBWI. I plan to be like a sponge, soaking up every drop of experience, knowledge and inspiration available. I also am going with a positive mental attitude and a willingness to hear honest feedback and to observe other successful authors and illustrators. Counting down the days!