SCBWI Meeting: Kevin Lewis Skype

Last Saturday, my local SCBWI chapter held a meeting where we heard author/editor Kevin Lewis share via skype. He is actually now an agent with Erin Murphy Literary Agency. He covered so many things in a very conversational, comfortable way. I have already ordered lots of books from the library and two books about writing for children he suggested. One of the things that stood out to me about his presentation, other than how friendly and down to earth and funny he is, was that he covered all the aspects of children’s picture books: the art and text, the actual process of book making, technical terms in printing and production, design, and creating a book that sales. Somehow in coverting all that, the obvious love of story came through loud and clear in his humble delightful way. Thanks to author, Jan Peck for putting it all together. Thank goodness for SCBWI.