A Writer's Life
None of this would have been possible without the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). I joined SCBWI in 2002 and continue to learn and make life-long friends at every conference. I am the Regional Advisor (RA) of the IA/MN chapter of SCBWI and encourage all writers and illustrators to join this amazing organization.
My writing group, referred to as The Bloc, formed in 2006 after a SCBWI conference. During the past decade, Jan Blazanin, Rebecca Janni, Sharelle Byars Moranville and I have published, laughed, and cried together. Anyone interested in writing or illustrating, needs to find a group like this to keep their sanity in the wacky world of publishing.