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Life on the Deckle Edge

Poetry, Pictures, Panel...

Busy week!

I finally uploaded a couple of pictures from last weekend's HIGHLIGHTS Founders Workshop, "Wordplay," led by Rebecca Kai Dotlich with special guests Susan Pearson and Alice Schertle. Check out my Poetry Page for these. I'm thrilled to have met all these wonderful women! (I know guys write poetry, too, but we had an all-female crowd.) Read More 
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Remembering Liz Conrad

As many of you know, our SCBWI Southern Breeze region and the world in general lost a living treasure with the passing of Liz Conrad on Wednesday. Elizabeth Dulemba has posted a beautiful tribute on her blog. If you scroll through the comments there, http://dulemba.com/2009/08/in-memoriam-liz-conrad.html , you'll begin to get an idea of how special Liz was  Read More 
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Happy New School Year!

Wishing all a great start to 2009-10! I look forward to a fall full of writing, drawing, speaking, and visiting schools.

The Decatur Book Festival is fast approaching with an amazing line-up of authors.  Read More 
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SPRINGMINGLE 09!

What a terrific weekend.

Award-winning author Kathleen Duey and editors Caitlyn Dlouhy, Abigail Samoun, and Mary Kate Castellani shared knowledge, insight, warmth and charm with more than 150 attendees at our SCBWI Southern Breeze Springmingle.

Last year, all our speakers' flights were cancelled because of winter weather in New York, and we scrambled to get them  Read More 
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Springmingle's Almost Here!

It's my honor to be coordinating the SCBWI Springmingle Conference in Atlanta this weekend for the third year, and it will be my pleasure to hand over the reins to Southern Breezer and fellow critique group member Heather Kolich on Sunday. ;0)

We're expecting 150 or so children's writers, illustrators and publishing professionals to gather for networking, insight and inspiration.  Read More 
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