This Saturday May 21, I will be doing a book event at the Elephant’s Trunk bookstore, 1764 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA, at 1:00 PM. I will be drawing pictures, reading from my books, and giving away free bookmarks. If you live in the area, stop by and say hello! This is part of their Children’s Literature Day, which will also include appearances by Bob Shea at 11:00 and Jamie Harper at 3:00. The Elephant’s Trunk is an independent children’s bookstore that just opened last year. Visit their website or their blog to find out more about them.
I had a great time at the New England SCBWI conference this weekend, teaching a workshop in web marketing for illustrators with Dani Jones, Kerry Martin and Nicole Tugeau, with Casey Girard as the course organizer. The conference overall was great, with a stellar list of speakers including Tomie DePaola, Jane Yolen, Steve Mooser, Harold Underdown and Lin Oliver. Jane Yolen was perhaps the most inspiring of all, with her honest reflections on her ups and downs during a lifetime creating books for children. She has a lot of great information on her website, including these thoughts on writing. Well worth reading!