I love the SCBWI-BI Conference because…

  • I get to hug people I mostly ‘see’ on-line
  • I can talk to people who understand what a mad, wonderful thing it is we do
  • I have the chance to read something aloud that I have just written*- and no-one sniggers
  • I have the opportunity to ‘refill my well’ by gazing at the illustrators’ beautiful work
  • I see people I love and admire succeed – and it gives me joy and hope

Malorie Blackman smiling

(*in front of Malorie Blackman this year!)