Children’s-YA author Bethany Hegedus spoke on scene and structure to Austin SCBWI members on Feb. 13 at BookPeople. She highlighted Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo (Candlewick, 2000) as a model for study. Note: Bethany also works for the Writers’ League of Texas and is a graduate of Vermont College of Fine Arts.
Donna Bowman Bratton and former regional advisor Tim Crow.
April Lurie. April is celebrating the release of The Less-Dead (Delacorte, 2010), which is about a boy who’s hunting down a serial killer in Austin. Don’t miss this week’s Cynsations interview with April.
Don Tate and Mark G. Mitchell at “More Than Words: Making Connections With Authors and Classroom Readers and Writers,” sponsored by the Texas Association for the Improvement of Reading and the Central Texas Writing Project on Feb. 15 at Round Rock (Texas) Higher Education Center. Note: I spoke on the young adult literature panel.
Last weekend, I had the honor of keynoting at the Houston SCBWI annual conference. The Friday night reception was held at co-chair Varsha Bajaj‘s home in Katy, Texas. Pictured above are fellow co-chair Carmen Bredeson and former regional advisor Mary Wade.
Tim with conference co-chair and hostess Varsha Bajaj.
Children’s author Dotti Enderle.
Thank you to Blue Willow Bookshop for its support at the Houston SCBWI book sale!
Houston chapter members include Gail Greenberg, author of No Pig’s Brain Soup, Please! illustrated by Lauren Forgie (KAM Publishing, 2009). “…a humorous story about a…girl who thinks she must choose between the Jewish culture of her adopted family and her Chinese heritage.”