I LOVE International Books for Young People – having a great time in New York – with some of the most amazing authors and illustrators from around the world. It’s a feast –
Kate DiCamillo – she’s so funky and lively and funny -the National Ambassador for Young People’ Literature USA
Extraordinary international illustrators – Chris Raschka, Rob Rayevsky, Gene Luen Yang, Lisbeth Zwerger, Francois Place, Paul O Zelinsky and more – Francois painted a little picture in my book.
The illustrator panel was fabulous with SCBWI’s own Laura Watkinson translates from Dutch and German to English who flew in from Holland.
Caught up with the wonderful Ernie Bond Professor from Salisbury University Maryland where I spoke in April this year. He did a session on the Green Book Award and saving our planet through promoting environment through books.
Sally Rippin and I did an hour talk – so terrific to catch up with Sally the number one best selling Australian female author – go Sally!!! I spoke about my I AM JACK books and Butterflies which are published in the USA. Kane Miller Books publishes both Sally and me and they have been really supportive.
Doris Gebel the USBBY Conference Convenor has done an amazing job and the whole IBBY – USA team – got to rush – another day of amazing experience – looking forward to hearing David Almond speak.