Conference Quotes – SCBWI Mid-Atlantic 2015

I am an avid collector of words.

When I hear something interesting or profound, I write it down.  I love attending children’s literature conferences and hearing authors, illustrators, agents and editors impart their infinite wisdom on all things in the world of children’s books. There are usually a few gems that I scribble down and star at each conference.

Here are some deep thoughts from the 2015 SCBWI Mid-Atlantic conference:

“Voice is the magic of you as an author.”
    -Caitlyn Dlouhy, Vice President & Editorial
Director of Caitlyn Dlouhy Books at Atheneum

“Always recognize that the world goes beyond your circle…
it opens up your storytelling in magical ways.”
-Marietta Zacker, Agent with Nancy Gallt Literary Agency

“Write like your fingers are on fire.”
            -Kathi Appelt, Author

“Don’t forget the joy.”
-Laura Whittaker,  Freelance Editor