Wednesday, August 31, 2011

SCBWI Mid-Atlantic Conference Local Author Panel

Just in case you aren't excited enough about this year's SCBWI Mid-Atlantic Fall Conference, check out these local authors--all of whom are guaranteed to keep you in stitches--who will be participating in a panel discussion.

Author Panel: Publishing Postpartum: Highs, lows and expectations after your book is released
Meg Medina has written for adults and children for over fifteen years. Her stories and poems have appeared in numerous literary magazines. Milagros: Girl from Away is her first novel for young readers. Meg is also the author of the picture book Tía Isa Wants a Car and the forthcoming young adult novel The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind.

Anne Marie Pace is the author of Never Ever Talk to Strangers and A Teacher for Bear, both published by Scholastic Book Clubs. Her third book, Vampirina Ballerina, illustrated by LeUyen Pham, will be published by Disney-Hyperion in 2012. With other children’s writers, she publishes The 4:00 Book Hook, a free monthly enewsletter for adults who share books with kids.

Wendy Shang is the author of The Great Wall of Lucy Wu. An earlier version of Lucy received an SCBWI Work-in-Progress grant. Wendy is currently at work on a second book while running writing workshops at Title I schools as a Strauss Fellow, funded by the Arts Council of Fairfax County.

Amy Brecount White has played with words for most of her life. Her novel, Forget-Her-Nots, is about the language of flowers come magically to life. She has appeared at the Philadelphia Flower Show and the U.S. Botanic Garden. More than 80 of her essays and articles have been published in The Washington Post, and she also writes for the new Arlington magazine.

Tami Lewis Brown (moderator) left a career as a trial lawyer to pursue an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts and write books for young people. She grew up in Kentucky, the setting for her new middle grade novel, The Map of Me, and now lives with her family in one of the oldest houses in Washington, DC. Tami blogs at and

So join us Oct. 22 at the Holiday Inn Dulles in Sterling, Virginia. It will be an event you don't want to miss!

If you haven't gotten the information in the mail, here's a link to the registration form and another for the full conference flyer. If you would like to post the widget for the conference on your blog or website, let me know and I'll email you the html code.

Find out more about the conference's featured speakers here. You can also see what publishing professionals will be at the conference here.

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