Wednesday, April 20, 2011

All Set For the Big Conference

This last weekend was the big conference for the Northwest chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). I had been helping to plan it, working on my portfolio, clearing my busy schedule, etc. Finally the big day was here and I was about to head to the conference when Vicki called to say her battery was dead. No biggie, I had a little extra time, so drove to her, cleaned off the battery terminals and jumped the battery. It started right up and off she went to the gas station for a new battery. Then I raced to the conference, right on time... to find out I had forgotten my satchel with the laptop and portfolio and, and, and. What a great start. Luckily it was safe at home and Vicki's battery was working.


  1. Hey Dana! Congrats on the agent!!! Good to see you again at the conference...

  2. I started reading your posts, and couldn't stop. Hilarious, and filled with suspense. I love it! Maybe you can give classes on "How to Write Entertaining Nonfiction." If I didn't officially meet you at the conference, I can at least follow you here.

  3. I've been hearing a lot about "Creative Nonfiction" and have never really understood the term. It's not Journalism and it's not strictly nonfiction, so I figured it's just a nice label to put on "Lying." But maybe that's what I've been doing with my stickies! I'm a Creative Nonfiction Liar! Cool. Thanks, Faith. If you come to the last SCBWI meeting of the year in May, please say hi so I can thank you in person.