Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Ten-Minute Blog Break - 21st October

Is there life after Amazon? Is your library the place to find love? Is Iggy Pop a fairy story? Is there any end to these rhetorical questions?

You'll have to read this week's Blog Break to find out...

Monday, 20 October 2014

Drawn to art

Gua Tewet, the tree of life, Borneo, Indonesia.
- an inspiration piece by  K. M. Lockwood

Sunday, 19 October 2014

The mingling has begun...



Had a lovely time with Nancy on Friday to start the handover process in earnest. We're doing this gradually - think of it like a gradient in a text box fill - one colour at one end of the box and another at the other and in the middle a delicious mingling of the two. That's where we are!


Saturday, 18 October 2014

Huge Congratulations to Sally!

Charge your glasses and celebrate with SCBWI volunteer, Space on the Book Shelf Blogger and, among other competition successes, UV2012 Honorary Mention, Sally Poyton!

Sally has signed with Literary Agent Shelley Instone. Especially wonderful as Sally struggles with dyslexia. She wrote this beautifully candid post for W&P last year. We're delighted how Sally's persistence has paid off!

Over to Sally for how it happened...

Friday, 17 October 2014

The Anatomy of a Monster

©Nicola L Robinson
The nights are drawing in, the shadows are getting darker....  As Halloween approaches, who better to divulge the method for making monsters than SCBWI's spookiest illustrator Nicola L Robinson. Sharpen your pencils, connect the power, bring the creature to life!!


Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Meet Our Conference Volunteers!

The annual SCBWI British Isles conference is fast approaching, with yet again many amazing keynote speakers, workshops, and opportunities to get your work noticed. But while most of us are worrying about what outfit to wear for the Saturday night party, and polishing our portfolios until they shine, behind the scenes, a group of extremely hard-working and dedicated volunteers are beavering away so that we can all enjoy the huge benefits that attending a conference has to offer.