From Nevada, Switzerland, Mexico, Texas, Japan … come the United Nations of SCBWI

From Nevada, Switzerland, Mexico, Texas, Japan … come the United Nations of SCBWI

Scbwi RA etc meeting LA 2013 006Love, Love, Love catching up with SCBWI authors from everywhere.

Bunking in with the fabulous best selling author Deborah Abela – also ARA for Australia East & New Zealand

-seeing my fabulous mates Priscilla Burris illustrator extraordinare and SCBWI Illustrator Coordinator

– July Goldman author and Regional Advisor Mexico

– Michelle Corriel author from Montana and Regional Advisor

– we are working on the brilliant the website for SCBWI the world including OZ

– partying at Steve Mooser (President of SCBWI) and Sally Crock (Conference Guru)’s cool home in LA.

– sharing books news – so many published authors and illustrators

Scbwi RA etc meeting LA 2013 004Michelle from Montana and Deb abela from Oz– huge and hilarious welcome by Lin Oliver Executive Director of SCBWI


I'm a writer committed to kids in particular. Adults are good too. Want to bring hope through story to my readers. Awarded an Order of Australia, Lady Cutler Award and a Lifetime International Award for Literacy for my body of work, spreading literacy is really important. I'm head of SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand, patron of Monkey Baa Theatre, Ambassador for the Premier's Reading Challenge, Writer Ambassador for Room to Read ... among other roles. I also love heritage and adapting to enhance the lives of people today, which is why I restored The Hughenden Hotel 1870s and The Residences Centennial Park - the only homes in the parklands which are open now for accommodation, events and lots of nature.


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