I had a great time at the Orange County SCBWI Editor’s Day. Got feedback on a picture book manuscript, networked, and got to listen to some KidLit luminaries, including illustrators Jennifer Gray Olson and Rodolfo Montalvo, and several editors. One of my fellow San Diego SCBWI members won Best Picture Book. Here are some photos:
Abrams editor, Erica Finkel, conversing about character arc
Chronicle editor, Taylor Norman, discusses delicious dialog.
Me, picture book author, speaking about the do’s and don’ts of picture book writing.
The audience was diverse…
Jeffrey Salane, editorial director at Little Simon Books, spoke about the picture book acquisition process.
Kristine Brogno, Chronicle Books design director, spoke about the interplay of words and images in picture books.