SCBWI Whispering Pines Retreat, 2009
Photo L to R:
Jennifer Rees, Senior Editor, Scholastic Books
Maryann Cocca-Leffler, Author/Illustrator
Anna Webman, Agent, Curtis Brown
Sarah Shumway, Senior Editor, Katherine Tegen Books (HarperCollins)
Printz Award winning author, Ellen Wittlinger
Well, as director of the SCBWI Whispering Pines Retreat, I’m gearing up for another year…And apparently, many others are as well!
The retreat’s weekend slots were filled in about two days and the “day slots” are going quickly! Overall, I’m pretty excited! As always, it’s lookin’ like a nice group of people–some old friends with some new people folded in (Ouch! Sounds painful!)
As I head into another year, I always think back on past ones… Last year was a blast! Above is a pic of our 5 mentors and they were terrific! Such talent and professionalism and tons of laughs!
I’m always nervous going into the weekend. Those of you who’ve organized events such as this know that you plan for months and months and then pray it goes off well. True—I have to have my ducks in a row, but in the end, a retreat like this is only as good as its mentors–so this retreat was pretty great! Pretty great…
Ahhhh, though…It’s time to look to the future! With the lineup we have this year, the future is looking pretty dazzling! The future’s so bright I gotta pull shades…
Forgive me for I know exactly what I do….