Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Turkish Rights! Çok heyecanlıyım!

I can’t tell you how excited I am to accept an offer from Artemis/Alfa for Turkish language rights for Prophecy of Days, Books I and II! I’ve dreamed of visiting Turkey for decades and am overjoyed that my books will be there to represent me! I might just have to make a trip there to see the Turkish versions in their native habitat. The architecture! The Tea! The Bosphorous! It's all just so captivating!

Thanks to Taryn Fagerness for adding Turkey my little collection of foreign rights. It is an absolute thrill!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Asilomar Anyone?

It's been awhile since I've been to a Writers Conference, Retreat, or Workshop, so I just booked myself into the Golden Gate SCBWI Conference at Asilomar. Anyone care to join me near Carmel, California in February? I've never, ever done the "shared room" thing , but the private rooms were already sold out. Should be interesting! And by interesting I mean terrifying.

The lineup is top-notch. Editors include Namrata Tripathi (Atheneum), Katherine Jacobs (Roaring Brook Press), Courtney Bongiolatt (Simon and Schuster), and Arianne Lewin (Putnam Books for Young Readers) and Agents include Josh Adams (Adams Literary) and Ginger Clark (Curtis Brown). Rick Richter, President of Ruckus Media Group and Mark Holmes from Pixar will be there along with Caldecott winning author/illustrator David Wiesner and NYT Bestelling author Cynthia Lord. WOW! 

And if that's not enticing enough, check out the facility, a shrine to the Arts & Crafts movement:

The view is not too shabby either!