Friday, August 15, 2008

Greetings from the SCBWI, Part 2

Last Friday I gave you some of the social highlights from the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrator’s conference in Century City, California. And now, following a short vacation, I’m back with more...

Each year, there is an outdoor party with a pre-determined theme, and this year, it was to wear red. Here I am with my good friend and sci-fi/non-fiction writer friend, Paddy Lock, painting the town...


A short-time later, we were joined by MySpace reviewer, Melissa , who I sure enjoyed chatting with and getting to know in real-life!


Later, during the thick of the dancing (luckily no You Tube videos have surfaced of me disco dancing--YET), I got the chance to meet Cindy Pon , whose debut novel, SPIRIT BOUND, will be released by HarperCollins in 2009. Posing with her here is the aforementioned Jay Asher, who I am sure was wearing red suede shoes...


Jumping now to the next--and last night--here’s The Conference Weary, Yet Ready To Get Back to Work Gang, Lisa Smilan, Pam Smallcomb, Janie Emaus, me, and Paddy. These terrific ladies are much of the reason I had so much fun...serious authors who know how to laugh!


I had a fantastic few days with all the writers featured in these two blogs, and with quality time spent with my editor, Krista Marino, and the Firebrand Literary Agency partner, Michael Stearns. Can’t wait for next year!

5 fresh comments:

Janie Emaus said...

Tina,
I can't wait for next year, too. We did have a fabulous time.

Janie

Kelly Parra said...

Tina, you look fabulous in the red dress--woo! Thanks for sharing the rest of the pics!

cindy said...

jay totally had me fooled, too. i loved his costume! and your dress was so pretty--i'm not sure why i never noticed it during the foto taking. i think i was distracted! ;*)

stephhale said...

Wow, Tina, you looked amazing in that red dress. Thanks for sharing the pics!

TinaFerraro said...

Thanks for the compliments on the dress! :) Now I need to find another excuse to wear it!