I had a great time at the 2016 Orange County Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Agents Day. There were a number of terrific presentations by agents, authors, and an editor. Sorry for the poor photo quality…
Introductory remarks from author Francesca Rusackas, illustrator Priscilla Burris, and author Q.L. Pearce.
Rachel Orr (agent with The Prospect Agency) presenting Voices Carry – Developing your Picture Book Voice
Jessica Sinsheimer (agent with Sara Jane Freymann Literary) presenting how to use Twitter to research, network and become a priority for literary agents
Annie Berger (editor with Sourcebooks Fire / Jabberwocky) presenting Writing Believable Relationships in YA and Middle Grade
I missed the presentation by author Marily Cram Donahue because I was pitching picture books to editor Annie Berger.
Marlene Perez (author) presenting I’m Not Normal and Maybe You Aren’t Either
Q. L. Pearce (author) presenting on scary (but not too scary) picture books
Kelly Sonnack (agent Andrea Brown Literary) presenting Query Letters
Stephanie Fretwell-Hill (agent with Red Fox Literary) presenting straight from the Heart: Knowing Your Emotional Core in the Craft and Business of Writing