|Champagne after the Golden Kite Awards!|
"The only thing you have control over is writing the best book you can." –Jane Yolen
"Download your own fight song and know there's a Jordan out there waiting for your story." –Carolyn Crimi, on her process and the young reader who wrote her to say thank you.
Crystal Allen thanking her character Mya Tibbs, "for teaching me to walk the walk, not just talk the talk."
The absence of a trend in the YA space means more opportunity for individual stories. –Brooks Sherman
...And how when there's room for everyone to speak, it means you sometimes have to ceed the floor. – Marietta Zacker
“If you can look at your earlier work and cringe a little, that means you’ve improved.” –Dan Santat
"Diversity is not a trend." –Angie Thomas
"'No' is not a rejection of you." –Emma Dryden
"The illustrations are the unfiltered storytelling for the child." –Laurent Linn
“Make a pair of wings. The best way to work creatively is to fly somewhere new.” –Jane Yolen
Now take that inspiration, and illustrate and write on!