Last Sunday I attended the Raleigh, NC SCBWI schmooze at Quail Ridge books in Raleigh. This was the third schmooze my writing group has held and each one gets better. In the past we had artist Leah Palmer Preiss and author Stephanie Greene as guest speakers. Sticking to our high standards, this year we invited my BFF Frances O'Roark Dowell.
After hearing Frances speak at a previous convention I picked up a copy of Dovey Coe. If you're looking for an outstanding example of voice, search no further. Later, I had the opportunity to hang with Frances last fall at the SCBWI=NC 15 year anniversary conference. Did you know she used to teach high school right here in Raleigh??
Frances said a lot of cool things at the schmooze and fortunately, every one in my crit group took notes. So why are you sitting here reading my blog? Check out these sites... you might even see a picture of me ;)