Saturday, August 1, 2009

Where in the World is Okie Book Woman?

As I write this, I’m in beautiful Colorado, where it’s actually cool enough to wear a jacket. After Oklahoma’s recent 105 to 106 degree temperatures, I am downright ecstatic to be here.

Last September I met with four of my college friends for a reunion, and we had such a good time at Gabfest 2008 that we decided to do it every year as long as we can. So the five of us have returned for Gabfest 2009 at Margie’s wonderful mountain home in Granby.

On Sunday we’ll go our separate ways until Gabfest 2010. My next layover will be at my sister’s home in Arvada, Colorado.

Next Thursday, August 6th, my sister will take me to the airport, where I’ll board a plane to Los Angeles. I’M GOING TO THE SCBWI CONFERENCE! Sorry for screaming. I’m just a bit excited. For you non-writers, SCBWI is the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and every year they have a conference in LA. It is definitely THE place to be if you write for children. This is my first time to attend, and to say that I’m excited is an understatement.

At the close of the SCBWI conference on Monday, August 10th, I’ll go to my brother’s home in Redlands, California, where I’ll visit his family. I’ll also be able to see my aunt and uncle in Riverside, which will be a real treat.

I’ll fly back to Oklahoma City on Sunday, August 16th.

Although I’m taking lots of notes and photos, I don’t plan to write another post until sometime after I return from all my adventures. So please come back to visit around August 20th. I’ll be here, eager to share my stories.


Joan said...

I just love Colorado. It's been cooler here in OK but you're going to miss the warm up. Next week ~ in the 100s again!

Congrats on going to the writer's conference. That should be a lot of fun. Hope you fill us in on all the excitement.

Oklahoma Granny said...

Have a great time and a safe trip home. Can't wait to read all about it.

drlobojo said...

I wondered why the coffee wasn't made this morning.

Margaret said...

I have some favorite children's books that I would like to tell you about. How do I contact you?