Would you like to know a secret?
Someone is going away for the weekend!
I'm taking no stowaways this time!
I've done my duty to children and tonsils alike this month,
aided and abetted a Science Fair project,
and had my first soccer mom appearance.
[Egads! - am I a soccer mom?]
...okay, maybe there's room for one very small person...
Time to don my "fancy" clothes,
grab some pens and a notebook,
and click my ruby red slippers
because I'm off to the Emerald City!
It's time for the SCBWI - Western Washington Spring Conference!
I am thrilled to see my Northwest writer pals,
soak up creative juices from Bonnie Becker, Melissa Sweet
and other brilliant wits, including my agent,
So, If you're coming, hunt me down!
I'll be the one in the flaming pink boa.
(Okay, that was a joke. I don't do plumes.)
If you're not coming, I'll glean my best
to share with you when I get back.
"The most important reason for going from one place
to another is to see what's in between,
and they took great pleasure in doing just that."
- Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth
Stunning picture books about journeys:
The Journey, by Sarah Stewart, illustrated by David Small
The Gardener, by Sarah Stewart, illustrated by David Small