NESCBWI 2016: Springtime in Springfield!

I just returned from the crazy, fun, and inspirational 2016 NESCBWI conference in Springfield, Mass. After missing it for a few years, it was fantastic to get back, reconnect with tons of friends, learn new some new stuff, meets tons of new people, and generally celebrate the kids book kingdom. It’s intense to be around that much creativity- and totally worth it. Here is a little phone-camera retrospective:


I was SO PSYCHED to get my new postcards and business cards literally delivered as I was heading out the door. JUST in time!


Who better than Jane Yolen to get the program rolling? She gave us some straight talk on the things we need to stay on top of in this industry.


Fortune cookies were distributed, and I have to say, I got the best one. A sign? This one is spot on.


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