Wow, I’m so happy to announce I was selected for the 2020 #PBChat Mentorship program! My amazing mentor is Christian Trimmer, Children’s Author, Editorial Director of Henry Holt Books for Young Readers, and all-around kind human being. It has been an incredible experience so far. If you don’t know, #PBChat is an online community created by Justin Colón, a Latinx children’s author, active SCBWI member, and founder of PBChat, the twitter chat and annual mentorship program for picture book creators. He’s also now my hero!
I would have never had a picture book manuscript to pitch were it not for my participation in Julie Hedlund‘s vibrant community of picture book creators, the 12 X 12 Challenge, and the resources I’ve found through my long-time membership in SCBWI. Thanks to these communities of writers and to my awesome critique partner for her honest and helpful feedback. Keep making art, friends.