Welcome to My Website!
Hi! My name is Stephanie and I am a wife, mother, teacher, and former on-air radio personality (like Howard Stern, though a little more refined!). My passion is writing but up until now have been too afraid to pursue it professionally due to obligations, time and...fear of rejection. But in teaching my own kids to believe in their dreams, I have to set an example and follow my own. I have written my first Young Adult Fiction novel that I hope will find a new home soon and available to all in the near future. It is a contemporary fantasy with romance and action that appeals to both girls and boys alike. Please view My Works page for more information.
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I'll be blogging periodically about my journey as a writer and the process of trying to get published. I will be attending the 41st Annual SCBWI Conference in LA, August 3-6 and will be posting highlights from the many seminars and presentations!
What is SCBWI?
SCBWI stands for Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators. It is a truly wonderful and invaluable resource and community that has helped me get on track with my first novel. Aside from the International Conferences, there are regional groups that meet in your state and all over the world! Click on their website to learn more.
Aug. 2 Arriving in LA for the 41st Annual SCBWI Conference...so
Aug. 3 First day of conference. Eager to learn when and with whom my manuscript consult will take place. Keynotes with Arthur A. Levine, Tony DiTerlizzi, Sara Shepard, Patricia MacLachlan, and Dan Gutman.
Aug. 4 Keynote with Karen Cushman followed by an Editors Panel and
insightful seminars into the world of children's literature.
Hippie Hop Dance tonight!
Aug. 5 Agents Panel and more seminars, many that focus on ways to
market yourself today.
Aug. 6 Extra day of intensives where Deborah Halverson shares her
tips on writing for teens, and Josh Adams steers me in the right
direction in marketing myself and my work.
Aug. 7 Come home brimming with knowledge and raring to go!!