I certainly hope that all the attendees of this year’s NJ-SCBWI conference had as much fun as I did. I met lots of new friends, gave hugs to plenty of old ones, and finally got faces to go with names I’ve only known through amazing online kidlit communities.
I’ll be posting some highlights from the weekend here soon – let me know if you have any pictures you’d like me to include!
I’d like to thank everyone who participated in some way – large or small – in my spur-of-the-moment scavenger hunt experiment. Over 100 of you checked out the blog page about it over the weekend- and I passed out more than 60 copies to attendees (thank you, Crowne Plaza business center!)
If I somehow missed you – don’t despair! You can check off tons of challenges even now; I’ll bet you did plenty of things in the list without even realizing it. Here’s the link to the list of challenges.
Once you’ve tallied your points, head to the comment section below. Please leave your name, your point total, and your favorite/most memorable moment from the conference in a comment. I’ll announce the winners (top 10) later this week!
Once you’ve commented, maybe you’d like to take a few minutes to check out my other posts about #raisingreaders – all the things it takes to bring up kids who love books (like we do!) I’d love it if any of you have suggestions for future posts or would like to do a guest post.
An extra big thank you to all the marvelous people who didn’t know I’d be torturing them this weekend – but went along with the game without complaint: Ame Dyckman, Adam Lehrhaupt, Leeza Hernandez, Sudipta Barden-Quallen and Harold Underdown, you are kind and patient and very forgiving – as well as nearly impossible to embarrass!!