Monday, January 30, 2012

My #NY12SCBWI Adventure!

Hiya Little Water Heroes!

Boy oh boy, did I have an AMAZING weekend! I went with my illustrator Melanie to the SCBWI conference in New York City! If you wonder why it rained... well, golly, that was me and my rain buddies! But Melanie was kind enough to carry me around in her water bottle, so I could meet lots of neat new people.

And you know what else she did? Melanie brought with her a partial Book Dummy of my story to display next to her portfolio in the Portfolio Showcase! We learned that about 300 professionals from the children's book industry got to see it! What's a Book Dummy? Well it's a rough copy of what the book will look like when it's done. It isn't the finished product, but it's still a great sample to share with friends!

This is what it looks like right now:

Isn't that neat?!?! I think so too!

Do you know what else is neat? You can be a Water Hero by asking your parents to fix that leaky faucet! Lots and lots of gallons of fresh drinking water can be saved by just doing that one little thing. Clean drinking water is very special and important to protect, so keep up the good work!

Later, alligator!