Thought you would like me to share some of the pictures I took during this past weekend at the NJSCBWI Conference. Here they are:
Leeza Hernandez and Karen Romagna all dressed up for the Faculty Dinner on Friday night. Steven Meltzer, associate publisher/executive managing editor, Penguin Random House is in the background.
Left to right: Editorial consultant Harold Underdown, the colorful Author Ame Dyckman, and Agent Linda Camacho from the Prospect Agency
Alexander Slater, literary agent, Trident Media Group
Left to Right: Author Marcie Colleen, Agent Rachel Orr, Prospect Agency, Shauna Rossano, Editor, G. P. Putnam’s Sons/Penguin Young Readers Group.
Left to Right: Orli Zuravicky, senior editor, Scholastic, (will fill in name of the next person when someone lets me know), and Agent Alexandra Penfold, Upstart Crow Literary.
Bethany Strout, associate editor, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers and Karen Romagna.
Author/Actress Kelly Calabrese and Agent Marrietta Zacker of the Nancy Gallt Literary Agency going Federal (inside joke).
Agent Marie Lamba, The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency
Left to right: Kevin C. Pyle, author/illustrator and Meredith Mundy, executive editor, Sterling Children’s Books.
Sean McCarthy, literary agent, Sean McCarthy Literary Agency
Author Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen and Author Annie Silvestro.
Tracey Baptiste, editor/author, Rosen Publishing
The pictures below are from Sunday at the conference.
This is the picture from when Leeza Hernandez announced that she is stepping down as Regional Advisor and that Cathleen Daniels is stepping up to take her place.
This is Cathy Daniels with the flowers that Leeza gave her.
Leeza gave me flowers, too. It was very cute the way Leeza said she wanted to thank the past and the future and gave both of use flowers. Leeza said she is sandwiched between two Kathy’s one with a K and one with a C. It was nice to be remembered.
Here is Yvonne Ventresca holding her Crystal Kite Award with Leeza Hernandez after just receiving the award for Pandemic.
Then the winners of the Art Show were announced and brought up on stage. Check back on Saturday. I will post all the illustrators who participate in the art show. You don’t wan to miss seeing them. All the artwork was fabulous – almost impossible to choose a winner.
When all that was done, Harold Underdown was able to get up on Stage for his presentation Top 10 Things You Need to Know About Today’s Market.
Author/Agent John Cusick gave the closing Keynote: How to Be a Writer Without Totally Losing Your Mind to top off a great weekend.