Four years ago, my husband and I bought the house next door while visiting on vacation. Since then, I have become serious about writing and illustrating picture books by joining the SCBWI and attending as many conferences and classes that I can. At first I went on my own but this has a few draw backs. The first being I HATE to drive! Honestly, I have not gone to event because I just did not want to drive, I really hate driving!
Elena loves it, hence she always drives and I am the GPS. We go old school and insisting on maps so we can explore!
Yesterday, we were returning from Keene, NH. I had attended the Keene State Universities 2014 Children's Literature Festival. I absorbed a lot of information during the day, listened to five fantastic presentations that all opened my eyes in different ways. As a plus, I toured an incredible collection of PB art; talked to author Richard Michelson about dogs; and ran into the talented Gina, who is a fellow pre-published writer illustrator and a new friend. All of which was wonderful in itself but without my meandering driver/friend I would have missed this...
|A view from the top of Pack Monadnock||.|
|The Boston view - You can see the city on the horizon|
and during the lunch break I would not have walked over to the next building on campus to watch a match of women's volley ball. The Keene State girls were an impressive site. Go Owls!