I was so excited to attend KidLitCon 2012, sponsored by the Society of Bloggers in Children's and Young Adult Literature.
The conference was a two-day whirlwind of introductions, information and inspiration. In this post, I'll outline what happened at the conference. Tell me in comments what interests you, and I'll try to write up a couple of posts about specific topics.
Friday was Pre-Con day and we were invited to attend publisher presentations. Yes, it was more exciting than I can tell you to actually visit a publishing house -- the place where all the magic happens.
I was hosted by Random House in the morning and HarperCollins in the afternoon. Each publisher gave presentations on current and/or upcoming children's titles -- everything from picture books to YA. I was struck by the incredible passion that these editors and publicists and publishing executives have for their work. They all spoke eloquently and enthusiastically about the authors they work with and the stories they help bring into the world.
Saturday was conference day at...