Conference Part 2

Conference Part 2

What? It is over? Surely not … but yes it is. The conference just quizzed by so fast and already it is time for me to head back home. More highlights included the amazing portfolio display where the illustrators are able to showcase their amazing artworks; and the mega autograph party which sells more kids books […]

The Summer Conference

The Summer Conference

It’s a funny thing these conferences. You plan on attending a conference full of workshops and keynote sessions but sometimes things just happen to get in the way. Take for instance the current gathering for the Summer SCBWI conference. I did plan on sitting in on many sessions but crazy hah! I have been in meetings and […]

It Nearly Begins….

It Nearly Begins….

Nearly … but not quite! Thursday was the pre conference meeting that began from the moment I arrived at the hotel until it was time to finally lie the head on the pillow. There were meetings – lots of meetings … about this conference, a meeting about our Bologna conference, a meeting for an elite crew […]

Conference Time – Sydney

Conference Time – Sydney

Last weekend/ week was the latest instalment of SCBWI conferences; I can’t believe that it is the fifth SCBWI Australia and New Zealand conference – hence my not high five photo below and it was fun! I spent much of the time chit chatting with folk whom I rarely get to see, and presenting on a panel […]

a Walker Gathering

a Walker Gathering

In conjunction with our mega SCBWI conference Walker Books Australia decided a gathering of their authors and illustrators, a whole bookshelf of whom are attending the conference, would be a fantastic opportunity. So on Saturday we all gathered and had a wonderful day listening to the Walker crew – the publishing team, the sales and marketing […]

Great Expectations with Connie

Great Expectations with Connie

We spent an afternoon with the delightful Connie Hsu from Roaring Brook Press (she is actually here in Sydney for the mega biennial SCBWI Conference) but today was social time. We had lunch at the Sydney Fish Markets (I am not posting those photos!) and then we showed her some of the Inner West local sites – my stomping […]

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More from Sunday @ the Farm

As well as being buzzed by once again visiting the ‘farm’ buildings I was so thrilled to be able to visit the grave of my Chinese grandparents. My grandfather’s brothers and spouses are also buried here on this site. As with Chinese beliefs there are also special places for the spirits too. Now, one of […]

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