And...We're Off!

Has it really been months since my last post? I guess that writing, making a living, and producing a human child have kept me busier than I thought. That's right, Julie and I are expecting our second small Hamilton, and we couldn't be happier!

I decided that it was high time to stop ignoring my bloggerly duties because today is a very important day in my creative life. In just a couple of hours I will be heading to my first SCBWI Conference! For those of you who don't know, SCBWI stands for the Society of Children's Book Writer's and Illustrators. Joining is pretty much the first thing you need to do when you decide to write books for kids. 

In addition to attending some amazing workshops, my picture book manuscript WINDLEHORN will be critiqued by an editor at Putnam's Sons/Penguin. I will also be pitching a project to an agent from Pippin Properties (that's a lot of P's), and having a page of my work read aloud to an agent from Prospect Agency and an editor from Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.

So yeah, I'm kinda nervous.

But mostly I'm excited, nay, VERY EXCITED, to be surrounded by grownups whose primary passion is writing books for children.

My guess? It'll be like coming home.