Is this your first SCWBI Conference? If not how many have you attended, where?
This will be my third, all in Sydney.
What is the most memorable (SCBWI) Conference experience you’ve had to date, or hope to have?
Being together in the same room with Nicky Johnston and my publisher, Anouska Jones for the first time at the 2016 Conference was an absolute heart-swell. We had just signed a contract for At The End of Holyrood Lane and Nicky was sharing her first roughs with us. It was a supremely emotional watershed moment for me. Connections like this at SCBWI events are simply the best.
What endears you most about the Kids’ Literary Industry and your role in it?
The feeling that we are trusted conjurers of magic, forever fine-tuning our craft and always eager to enlighten never ever ceases to thrill me. My roles in this Industry are many: reviewer, writer, presenter, mentor, editor, student. I love them all and the absolute feeling of camaraderie from all sectors of the industry. It really is a crazy job but one I find I’m much less without.
Name one thing you cannot live without.
Sleep. Although I challenge myself to do so each and every day.
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Remember, this garden is ever evolving. Visit again when we showcase some interesting behind the scenes fun facts of conferences past and present. Till then,
Rove ya’ later!
Dimity (Head Gardener)
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