|Author/Illustrator Dan Yaccarino|
Just back from the 2012 Mid-South SCBWI conference, I'm still riding the crest of euphoria and excitement from meeting other like-minded picture book, middle grade, and YA authors in the trenches. As in past years, the wisdom and applicable offerings by invited long-time editors, agents, and illustrators, such as Liz Szalba, Sarah Davies, Victoria Rock, Stephen Fraser, Dan Yaccarino and others was excellent and helpful. Some industry news made me cheer and some not so much, but it gave me a chance to ask questions and get honest feedback on current projects as well as ideas for new ones. If you are looking for a conference for next year, I highly recommend the Mid-South in September 2013.