Blogging for the SCBWI Aust/NZ Conference

Yes, it’s been a while since I posted on this blog, but this time I have a very good excuse – I’m the official administrator and blogger for the up-coming Australia-New Zealand SCBWI conference that begins on the 29th June. Here’s the link to the conference blog.

SCBWI Conference Blog logo

It will be online right up to, during and post the conference to keep you all up to date with our fabulous children’s writing and illustrating community.

And very happy I am to do it too! SCBWI has been a big influence in my writing life for around six years. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the term, it means the SOCIETY OF CHILDREN’S WRITERS AND ILLUSTRATORS.

Since setting up the new blog, it’s been a process of building up interest in it, getting guest bloggers to pop in with their comments and articles on the world of children’s writing and illustrating.

Today, I welcomed Lesley Vamose, Aussie illustrator on the blog to the conference blog – especially to use her expertise and knowledge and to make sure our children’s illustrators are not left out … seeing as I’m an author and a very slack artist (who doesn’t get to fiddle with arty stuff since writing stories took over my life).

So far, children’s authors like Susanne Gervay (also SCBWI head in Australia), Scott Chambers, Hazel Edwards and Claire Saxby have been guest bloggers. Check out their interesting and insightful posts.

If you’d like to follow the conference blog, please click on the FOLLOWER LINK – we’d be happy to have you join.


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