|Kara and her turtle; me and DQC; and Sally and her knit-doll after the panel.|
I explained my somewhat convoluted path to publication and shared what I learned working with editors at AAL/Scholastic and Boyds Mill Press.
The coolest part was being part of a "First Pages Panel" with Kara Levy Beitz and Sally Apokedak. The talent was impressive and analyzing what worked and what didn't was incredibly helpful. Thanks again, Southern Breeze!