The SCBWI conference in New York doesn't start until Friday, but this unpopulated blog space looked so sad without any words in it so I'm offering a kick-off post.
Who am I, you say? I'm Alice Pope, long-time editor of Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market and member of SCBWI. I've attended and spoken at countless conferences.
How did I get this gig? I am an experienced blogger and an experienced conference-goer (see above). I've been offering conference reports from the SCBWI LA conference on my own blog for several years. And I also blog for fun on a couple of other blogs (about shopping and about shoes). All of these things make me highly qualified to be the Official SCBWI Conference Blogger. So when they asked me--of course I said yes!
What will you find here? I'll be offering snippets from all sessions and panels I attend to give all of you who weren't able to make the event a chance to experience it from my perspective. I'll be taking photos, too, and popping them up on the blog.
Here's what I ask of you: Bookmark the blog, stop by frequently over the weekend and please leave comments if you are so inclined. I'd love to hear what you think of my udates and any suggestions or questions you have related to the conference.
Thanks for stopping by...