SCBWI and Dancing with Lithuanian Men

There are all kinds of shenanigans at an SCBWI conference and dancing with Lithuanian men is just one of them.  (I love to dance! The Swing, The Push, Two Step, you name it I love it.  You could be toothless and fugly, but if you can're mine on the floor.)  The last night I had fun dancing with a Lithuanian illustrator/photographer.  Not to mention a few other awesome writers and authors.  The after parties are always the best! (BTW...Lithuanian Boy took  ten million pictures of me dancing so if they every happen to surface on the internet, please let me know...they are probably hilarious--like a Pocahontas Hippee blur.)

I'm currently in a Conference Comma and do not have the mental capacity to type intelligently today so forgive me of my ramblings and grammatical errors.

The single greatest thing I got out of this conference, all the new friends I acquired.  And I'm not talking, hey I met you at conference and let's keep in touch.  I bonded with fellow writers on personal "Dang, you are the bomb, baby!" kind of friendships.

I also had more balls this trip (guess that's what 3rd year will do to you.)  I talked to more editors,agents, authors as if they were humans and not these terrifyingly scary beasts.

And as for a good time, it was one of the best ever.  Here are a few awesome photos:

Me with the single most awesomest roommate EVAH! Jessica Love.

Shelli Cornelison and Robin Ruel...coolest chickees on the planet!

My writer support group girlies; Liz Briggs, me and Rachel Searles.

My dearest writer friend and confidant, Ara Burkland.

The fabulous Lee Wind of the blog "I'm here. I'm queer.What the hell do I read?"

And we can't forget the delicious Mr. Barry Wolverton, author of NEVERSINK.

And there are tons more pictures of friends that I could post but this blog would be six hundred miles long.  These people I've meet are becoming more than just writer friends, they are becoming dear friends.  I love the connections SCBWI has provided for me.  My career (or someday career) will happen because of this organization.  Without them, I would not be as far along as I am, mingling with this beautifully enriched, intelligent and inspiring people.  I can't wait until the day we all share the same shelf space at Barnes & Noble. 

XXOO's to you all!

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