Yay, retirement! Finally, Saturdays off, and I was able to attend the SCBWI event in Denver. I found a cute, very clean mom&pop motel for lots less than the Marriott, which allowed me to buy books and get them signed for my grandkids! I caught the last evening the outdoor motel pool was open, and I enjoyed it thoroughly, swimming while the sun set.
I enjoyed the speakers and the panels, and I'm excited to hear that PB bios are a hot item. A big reason to attend conferences is the chance to submit to editors and agents that are normally closed. So, in the days following the conference, I have submitted my Chipeta bio to two agents, my Cowgirl Shorty story to an agent, and Biscochito Man to an editor! Let the waiting begin!
$235 for the conference, $170 for two nights at the motel, $57 for books, chance to submit--priceless!