Tag Archives: Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators

SCBWI NZ Professional Day

Warm, fun, friendly, informative, and often hilarious were words that came to mind as I drove home across the Harbour Bridge with the glistening water below and sun streaming through the windscreen. The threat of dark clouds approaching couldn’t dampen … Continue reading

Posted in SCBWI | Tagged , | 6 Comments

GARDENING AND AN SCBWI MEETING

It’s spring, it’s spring!   One of my favourite seasons in which to get out into the garden, among all the winter weeds and dig up, and replant or sow, new seedlings and seeds.  Yep, I love gardening.  Although the plants … Continue reading

Posted in Picture book, published writing, SCBWI | Tagged , , | 12 Comments

Slides in with a 12x12in12 October check in

Sorry I’m late, gosh!  So much has happened during October, it’s been a whirlwind.  Because of that I have got very behind in my emails.  Hundreds seem to be appearing as fast as I check them….  Ever felt that way? … Continue reading

Posted in 12x12in12, PiBoldMo, What moves me | Tagged , , | 19 Comments

Final NZ SCBWI meeting for 2011

I managed to catch the last NZ SCBWI conference of the year, last weekend, despite my having to work a few hours that day. So glad I did as Lorrain Day former Publishing Manager/Editor of Harper Collins NZ for 10 … Continue reading

Posted in Children's literature, SCBWI, YA Literature | Tagged , , | 6 Comments

“November, a Month of Ideas”

During my time with the Writer’s Platform Campaign on Rach Writes Blog I came across another month long writers campaign called PiBoldMo, created and run by Tara Laser. A mother of two young girls, a member of SCBWI she has … Continue reading

Posted in Blogs, Children's literature, ideas for writing, Literature | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Book Reading challenge: 31

“Sounds Spooky” By Christopher Cheng and Illustrator Sarah Davis Imagine sitting up in bed late at night and hearing strange, creaking, tinkering noises or the sound of something crashing (which probably woke you up in the first place) and you … Continue reading

Posted in Blogs, Children's literature, ideas for writing, Literature, Picture book, Platform-Building Campaign, Reading Aloud | Tagged , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

“An Out-of-Life-Experience”

If someone had told me earlier this year that I would be attending a Writers Conference thousands of miles away in another country on my own, I would not have believed them. Thanks to two very good internet writing buddies … Continue reading

Posted in Blogs, SCBWI | Tagged | 7 Comments

“My Second SCBWI ….NZ Meeting.”

My second SCBWI meeting here in Auckland proved to be very interesting, even with a TV monitor silently going, I found our guest, Christine Dale of Dahl Design captivating, giving insight into what publishers want from a writer, offering titbits, … Continue reading

Posted in Blogs, Children's literature, SCBWI | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

My First SCBWI Meeting

Was I nervous? Oh yes!  Not one for turning up to such events on my own, come to think of it, coming to such events, I really had no idea what to expect.  Arriving a little early I met Lisa, herself a … Continue reading

Posted in SCBWI | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Thankyou

First for waiting so patiently while I took time away from here, to enjoy having family from overseas stay for a week with us.  Here on holiday to attend a brothers wedding (his third), and to join with us in … Continue reading

Posted in What moves me | Tagged | 2 Comments