What a conference! Here are some of the top moments that are still resonating on social media...
Old friends. New friends. So much love and inspiration! Thank you for an unforgettable weekend at #LA17SCBWI
"Creating a picture book is the closest you can come to whispering in a child's ear." - LeUyen Pham #LA17SCBWI
"Lean into adversity. Wrap your arms around it, shake it off, and pack it under." Vanessa Brantley Newton #la17scbwi
LeUyen Pham has illustrated NINETY BOOKS! And is always trying to explore new styles and challenge herself. #LA17SCBWI Lotsa A++++ tips!
You need to dream so big it scares the hell out of you -Vanessa Brantley Newton #LA17SCBWI Yes!
"I have always believed a writer never retires. ...As a writer, am I retired? Well, you never know…" - Judy Blume
"I've sold 300 books. All of them had their own paths to publication." -
"Young readers are deep thinkers and deep feelers." -
"Have faith in your art, even when others don't." -Sean Qualls
You can see all the conference blog posts here, and check out what's on social media with the hashtag #LA17SCBWI
And thanks to my fellow team bloggers for #LA17SCBWI, Sona Charaipotra, Susie Ghahremani, Jolie Stekly, and Jaime Temairik!
Illustrate and Write On,