I'll be a Blue Ribbon Author at the Alphabet Forest at The Great Minnesota Get Together!
Bring the kids and join me for sandcastle-themed crafts--and check out the rest of the forest! This peaceful spot on the fairgrounds is such a gem with FREE activities and crafts, one of my favorite photo opps ever, and SHADE (the kind from overhead trees, not witty teens).
Join me for a fun sightseeing ride and story time on the Stillwater Trolley! Meet at Valley Bookseller by 9:45 a.m.
*NEW THIS YEAR: Call Stillwater Trolley Co. at 651-430-0352 to reserve your spot or you can register online at stillwatertrolley.com. Don't wait too long - tickets sell out fast!
Area Picture Book Writers! Do you know about Picture Book Salon? It’s this gem of an event/community helmed by Molly Beth Griffin. Salon meets monthly at The Loft to talk about picture books. For the May meeting, I'll be leading a conversation about picture book plots. I'll bring lots of examples and we'll do some mini exercises with an eye toward sparking connections and creating some "jumping off points" for new work. Join me!
Join me for storytime with a St. Paul Saints baseball player!
The Saints are taking their fabulous Reading Tree program out to the St. Paul Libraries. Come on down for some fun with books and baseball. I mean, that's a pretty good Saturday morning, right? Hope to see you there!
I've attended this conference many times and I'm excited to be presenter this year along with my fabulous agent and my stellar critique group partner. Here's the scoop on our session:
Revision: Finding a Story’s Heart with Charlotte Sullivan Wild, Megan Maynor, and Minju Chang
No matter how much skill a writer brings to manuscript, every new project begins as a mystery. Or, shall we be honest? A big mess. Agent Minju Chang and her clients, Megan Maynor and Charlotte Sullivan Wild, draw back the curtain to describe how they revise picture books—alone and together—to find the heart of their stories. This session will provide strate- gies and guiding questions for navigating revision of fiction and informa- tional picture books.
I'm thrilled to be joining a host of local authors and illustrators to talk books at this wonderful event perfectly suited for teachers, librarians and children's book enthusiasts.
Learn more and register here: booksandbreakfast.net
Join me for a cozy morning of breakfast and book talk!