North Texas SCBWI Convention

Yesterday I attended the North Texas SCBWI Convention in Addison, Texas. It was wonderful! I have been to many of the conventions but this one was special. Marvin Terbank was the keynote speaker. He shared about humor in children’s books and really about humor in all aspects of life. He is almost 80 and still teaching English and writing funny entertaining grammar books for children. His adorable wife travels with him. They are very interesting and kind people. Other speakers I had the pleasure of hearing were: Sally Lee (writer of over 50 educational books for children), Jan Peck (one of my favorites), Rosie Pova.

I look a little crazed in this picture, smiling so big and trying not to blink. It is what it is:)

Marvin Terban and his wife.

Marvin Terban and his wife.