I had a fantastic experience! Listening to Stephen Fraser, Emily Feinberg, and Joanna Cardenas was eye-opening. So, what did I learn? The best piece of information was hearing that often times editors and agents pay little attention to the query letter! Whew! I spend so much time perfecting my letters and worrying about their content. I’m going to back off a little now and just relax. The manuscript is read first by many editors and then the query letter will be glanced at if necessary. I like that!
I was thrilled to purchase a copy of The Watermelon Seed and have it signed by Greg Pizzoli. I collect Caldecott, Newbery, and Theodor Seuss Geisel Award books. Getting them signed is an extra special delight to my collection!
Oh, and of course the ice cream sundae that I made and ate was delicious!