Here I am at the afterparty for Sara Wilson Etienne's launch of HARBINGER (check out her book trailer; I am one of the crazed fire-lit silhouettes!):
A public outing to Jennifer Bosworth's launch party for STRUCK (check out her book trailer; my elbow makes an appearance in the dance scene!):
And Leigh Bardugo's launch party for SHADOW & BONE:
In addition to book launches, there have been quite a few get-togethers. SCBWI has been an invaluable resource for me, mostly because without their events, I never would have met these great people and gotten to BASK IN THEIR GENIUS. So here are a few SCBWI semi-sponsored events.
The SCBWI-LA Halloween party in 2011:
The SCBWI-LA Christmas Party in 2011:
And it's always fun to celebrate other people's successes!
A celebratory lunch for Ken Min's Silver Medal (APALA Honor Book, 2012)
A big ol' illustrator brunch to celebrate Eliza Wheeler making the NY Times Bestseller's List:
Finally, it's good to get out every once in a while to blow the stink off, but it's even better when I can get some work done while I'm out there!
An Art Day with my illustrator friends:
A Writing Retreat with my author friends:
Why yes, I did just force a mini-photo album onto my blog in an effort to prove to potential editors and agents that I am a sane person with reasonable social skills. What of it? ;)