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SCBWI Golden Gate Conference 2019


  • Asilomar Conference Grounds Pacific Grove, CA (map)

GGC was the first SCBWI conference I ever attended, and I’m so honored to be part of the faculty this year!

Friday afternoon: Craft session about the importance of backstory in character building, and how to incorporate it.

Friday night: TED-style presentation about why we need more diversity in kidlit, the tension between this need and the difficulty of getting it “right”, and some solutions.

Saturday morning: I’ll be on a panel with Naomi Kinsman and Danielle Sunshine, talking about the circuitous paths our writing careers have taken

Earlier Event: February 27
Author talk at Sunnyvale Public Library
Later Event: April 28
Santa Cruz Library Author Festival