As mentioned in my earlier blog, here is a party pic from the SCBWI conference this weekend, but not quite the one I had planned. Instead of new friends, here are two of my biggest supporters. My daughter, Megan, (left), spent Friday night designing my business cards and reviewing etiquette for handing them out. She spent Saturday night building my professional Facebook page (www.facebook.com/AnnetteDrakeBooks). My daughter, Bailey, fulfilled the duties of stylist, planning my wardrobe for the conference.
Kathryn Stockett, author of The Help, queried 60 agents before finding representation with Susan Ramer, a literary agent at Don Congdon Associates. Ms. Ramer sold the manuscript in less than a week. I submitted my manuscript to that agency on April 5.
Maudeen Wachsmith and her companion, Ittybit.
An amazing kids author, Laini penned the Dreamdark series and Daughter of Smoke and Bone, among others. I credit Laini for helping me name the place where my future characters wait to be written: my green room.
Two baby moose mosey through our front yard in Eagle River, Alaska, and stop to inspect Sylvester, our 1968 16-foot Oasis travel trailer.
I took this photo of my family when I attended the Obermeier family reunion in August, 1991. From left, my aunt, Mary Rose Cole; my grandmother, Estelle Obermeier; my uncle, Jack Obermeier; and my mother, Louise Drake
At the veterinarian yesterday, we were told he has gained 12 pounds since we moved to eastern Washington. Twelve! I couldn’t believe it. Per my request, the staff weighed him three times. The last weigh, Eeyore sat down on the scale. I asked them to have their scale professionally calibrated.
To me, this little guy’s expression says, “I think I should live with you.” I couldn’t agree more.
I thought the authors did a great job with this graphic, professional and appealing. The book is priced below $10.