Thursday, July 29, 2010

SCBWI Team Blog Suggests Some Travel Day Reading

So as you take your plane, car, or unicycle to the 2010 SCBWI Summer Conference in Los Angeles, here are some new exclusive interviews with the Conference faculty for you to enjoy. (Uh... don't read them while driving or riding your unicycle. But you know, for all those hurry-up-and-wait travel day moments, these will be great reading... and they even count as doing your homework for the conference!)

Check out:

An interview with National Book Award-Winning Author M.T. Anderson, who is giving a Keynote tomorrow (Friday) morning. See what M.T. thinks is the difference between writing for MG and writing for YA. (hint: It has something to do with voice and duct tape.)

M.T. Anderson

An interview with Scholastic Editor Nick Eliopulos, in which you'll find out how many pages it takes for an editor to "know" whether a manuscript has potential for them or not, and also about how social media for a writer is like icing:

Nick Eliopulos

An interview with Literary Agent Josh Adams, where we talk boutique agencies, online portfolios, and if a writer (or an agent) needs a business card:

Josh Adams

Jolie Stekly's interview with Bonnie Bader, Editor-in-Chief of Grosset and Dunlap and Price Stern Sloan, where you can found out the scoop on Bonnie's two-part first page workshop - which is sure to be incredible!

Bonnie Bader

Martha Brockenbrough's interview with Newbury-Winning Author Linda Sue Park (Okay, it's not a NEW interview - , but I learn so much from Linda Sue Park every time I listen to her - if you missed it, check it out now!)

Linda Sue Park

Want more? Scroll down and check out the links and highlights to ALL the amazing SCBWI Team Blog Pre-Conference Interviews!

Okay, Alice Pope, Martha Brockenbrough, Jolie Stekly, Sarah Stern, Jaime Temairik, Suzanne Young, and me, Lee Wind, wish you safe travels, and we'll see you conference attendees tomorrow.

Happy reading!

-Posted by Lee Wind


  1. I can't be there, so I'm counting on you guys to keep me updated! Thanks.

  2. I am so sad because I can't be there. I really want to come but I have so many thing to do. I am just going to visit this blog for more update.