A few weeks ago I attended a CCIRA conference in Denver. http://www.ccira.org/w/w?cmd=goconffees
I was at the conference to share my new book “Peepsqueak“, (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdllelLIRS4) but also to help promote SCBWI, The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators! It is a wonderful organization that helps authors and illustrators figure out how to get published.
During this CCIRA conference I met three people. Elaine Pease (http://www.peasepodbooks.com/) and Kathleen Pelley (http://www.kathleenpelley.com/) and Sarah Azibo, the RMC-SCBWI Exhibits Coordinator. Sarah is also a writer!
We had a lot of fun talking to passersby. We were encouraging them to attend a SCBWI event. It was not hard to sell SCBWI. When people find out about this group, they LOVE it! There are chapters in many states, and around the world! (www.scbwi.org/) Many people have told me they want to write a children’s book. Step 1….. join SCBWI!
During this CCIRA conference we also had time to compare notes about our businesses. It was great fun!! Kathleen is from Scotland. Sarah and I loved sitting and listening to her talk! We all braved the winter storm to attend the conference but it was worth it!!