Author: Candida Baker
Illustrator: Mitch Vane
One of the loveliest things about a writing community is the ongoing relationships. After several years of attending the CYA Conference I have come to know many new, emerging and established authors and illustrators. This year I was delighted to hear about the successes of Georgie Donaghey and Sarah Mounsey. Georgie is the driving force behind Creative Kids Tales. Sarah and I trained as teachers together many years ago (and actually taught in Singapore together on our final prac placement)! Continue reading
It was so good to spend the weekend with my writing community at the 2015 CYA Conference (for Children’s and Young Adult authors). I especially enjoyed catching up with fellow emerging authors, established writers and accomplished editors and agents at the networking dinner. (Pictured below: my critique buddy Ramona Davey, Ford St publisher Paul Collins, author Ben Long, the amazing Aleesah Darlison, teacher-author friend Sarah Mounsey, and CYA superstar Tina Clark.) Many thanks to my friend and illustrator Peter Allert for the photos!