Sept. 9th, 2009 from 4:00pm – 6:30pm 

Princeton Theological Seminary

The industry professionals attending are:

Alison Wortche, Assistant Editor at Knopf
Michelle Burke, Associate Editor from Random House. 
Optional dinner with editors will be held after the session. 
For additional inofrmation and sign up please visit:
First Page Sessions are a great way to hone your writing skills.


October 2-4 Toms River Mentoring Workshop Retreat

Toms River Country Club
419 Washington St.
Toms River, NJ
(732) 349-8855

Lisa Yoskowitz – Ed. Asst., Dutton Children’s Books
Eve Adler – Assoc. Ed, Henry Holt

For additional inofrmation and sign up please visit:


October 9th, 2009 – Fall Philly Conference 2009

Whitford Country Club, Exton, PA

Visit this link for more information:


October 17, 2009 – Rutgers University One-on-One Plus Conference


October 25th, 2009 – One day Mentoring Workshop

 Princeton, NJ


Nicole Kasprzak, Assoc. Editor, G.P. Putnam’s Sons
Erica Sussman, Editor, HarperCollins
Noa Wheeler, Assoc Editor, Henry Holt
Mary Kate Castellani, Bloomsbury

For additional inofrmation and sign up please visit:_


November 11, 2009 – First Page Session
Session – 4:00 to 6:30 pm
Optional dinner with editors/agents – 6:30 to 8:00 pm
Princeton Theological Seminary, Mackay Hall, Princeton, NJ
Lindsay Winget, Editorial Assistant, Atheneum
Shauna Fay, G.P. Putnam’s Sons 
For additional information visit:



November 15th – Illustrator’s Day
Princeton Theological Seminary
EB Lewis, Caldecott Honor winning Illustrator and Art Professor
Donna Mark, art director
Christina Tugeau, Artist Rep
Click this link for more info:
November 15th – Picture Book Intensive
Princeton Theological Seminary – Princeton, NJ

Sudipta Bardham
Leeza Hernandez
November 15th – Novel Writing Intensive
Princeton Theological Seminary – Princeton, NJ
Scott Treimel – Literary Agent and Owner of Scott Treimel NY
For additional information visit:

 January 17th, 2010 – Mentoring Workshop


Allison Wortche, Asst. Editor, Knopf and Crown
Adriana Dominguez, Agent, Full Circle Literary

Others to be announced

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  1. I dont know If I said it already but …This blog rocks! I gotta say, that I read a lot of blogs on a daily basis and for the most part, people lack substance but, I just wanted to make a quick comment to say I’m glad I found your blog. Thanks, 🙂

    …..Frank Scurley


    • Frank,

      Thanks for your nice comment. I hope you continue to visit. Kathy


  2. Awesome blog!

    I thought about starting my own blog too but I’m just too lazy so, I guess Ill just have to keep checking yours out.


    • Savannah,

      I guess you know Frank, since you are both from the same company. Do you both write books for children?



  3. Is there anymore meetings this year?


    • Carrie,

      We have a bunch of stuff coming up. Our conference is June 3rd, 4th and 5th. Then we have Networking dinner in the summer with Agents in New York. In the fall we will have a few First Page Sessions, a Writer’s Retreat, a Craft Day, and a mentoring Workshop. You can find the information for the Conference on, but I haven’t had time to list the dates for the rest of the year. Where do you live?



  4. Could you send me info on the conference June 8-10th in Princeton,
    New Jersey? Thanks, Leslie A. Zimmerly


  5. What a great and informative site. I appreciate all the tips.


  6. Hi Kathy,
    Sorry to contact you through your post comments section. I looked for a private email, but didn’t find one. I was hoping you could take a look at my site. It is a fully comprehensive, image-based, low text resource for learning rhyme and meter. I am not trying to plug my site without your permission and will not include the site name in the post body. I spent many years trying to learn rhyme and meter before I published my first children’s book (in a further attempt to avoid the appearance of plugging without permission, I am not including the book title). I don’t sell anything on my site and it doesn’t make money. I just knew that I could present rhyme and meter in a way that is accessible and easy to learn. My user base has recently expanded to teachers (which I didn’t foresee), but I built the site for my fellow SCBWI writers. If you have the time to look at it and if you find it valuable, and if maybe you run low on material, I was wondering if you could maybe mention my site in your blog.


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