And I guess she's serious about taking us to the top, because she's started the speech with a video of her on a small plane flying over water in New Zealand, looking towards a mountain.
She's had all these adventures...
and it's all because of her writing (she was invited down by the Australia SCBWI!)
Five years ago, before Crank published - she couldn't have imagined what lay in store...
If you missed this keynote, Ellen Hopkins will be the Keynote speaker at the upcoming SCBWI international conference in Bologna, March 22, 2010!
You can check out my pre-conference in-depth interview with Ellen here.
Posted by Lee Wind