Thursday, October 24, 2013


Hi guys -

I wanted to tell you all about a really fun event I'm doing in November.   It's SCBWI's Inside Story Event at The Odyssey Bookstop in South Hadley, MA on Sunday, November 3rd.

Here's the official blurb:
The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, in conjunction with First Book, is launching its first international "Inside Story" event at select independent bookstores this November. The pilot program will launch in twelve cities. It has two purposes: to provide an opportunity for young readers, teachers, librarians, and children's book lovers to become acquainted with new releases, and to build traffic and sales for independent bookstores. A group of authors and illustrators will have a brief time to share the "inside story" behind their 2012 or 2013 publications and support independent bookstores.
Basically, a bunch of authors will get a bit of time to share the inside story of how we came up with our book.  I'm going to be talking about the birth of MONKEY ONO.

Other picture book writers attending are:
Diane deGroat, Corinne Demas, Deborah Freedman, Jannie Ho, Sandra Horning, Jane Kohuth, Jason Lefebvre, Richard Michelson, and Hazel Mitchell.  We have the "stage" from 1 - 3 pm.

If you're into Middle Grade books and Young Adult, then come at 3pm and get the scoop from:
Stacy DeKeyser, Christine Brodien-Jones, Erin Dionne, Natasha Lowe, Jennifer Ann Mann, Rebecca Rupp, Chris Tebbetts, Kathryn Burak.

I'm really excited to participate.  I even think I'll bring some original art to show.

For more info, go here or here.

And here's the deets:

Sunday, Nov. 3rd
starts at 1PM
Odyssey Bookshop
9 College Street
South Hadley, MA 01075

Hope to see you there!


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