The day I met my idol, Judy Blume...
TIME AFTER TIME LAUNCH TOUR: I hope to see you at one of the following events! NORTHERN CALIFORNIA October 8: RELEASE DAY • Launch Party for Time After Time and Panel with Gayle Forman • Books, Inc. Berkeley NEW YORK October 13: NY Comic Con • Signing in Disney Publishing Worldwide Booth October 15: Books of
FALL CONFERENCE: NORTH & EAST BAY REGION October 20, 2012 Preservation Park, Oakland Two years ago at this same conference, I met the people who would become my agent and my editor. This time, I'll be participating in the Debut Author Panel. Crazy, right?
Okay, first of all, how did it get to be September? October 9 has seemed so far away for so long, and now... somehow... magically, it's just around the corner. And I get to say: "I have a book coming out next month!". Ahhh, that was nice. May I say it again? "I have a
One night, I did it. I finished my first novel. And I was ecstatic. I sat in my little office and relived that last scene in “Something’s Gotta Give”, when Diane Keaton types “THE END” on the last page of her play, throws her arms up in the air in triumph, and does a little chair-dance.
It was pouring rain when I arrived at the small college campus a few miles from my house for my first Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) conference. In my bag I had six copies of the first ten pages of my manuscript, one complete copy, my query letter, and a one-page synopsis.