Hello School, Goodbye Summer! This time of year is all about beginnings and endings. The same is true here in Eastern PA, as we are shifting responsibilities a bit, welcoming new team members, and saying goodbye to others (though there are no real goodbyes around here – just See Ya Later!) Read on, and be sure to add warm welcomes and warm virtual hugs in the comments!
Goodbye, Kim Briggs!
That’s right, Kim is stepping down as co-RA after a glorious four-year run. She’s going to be spending more time on her writing (woohoo!) and we’ll continue to see her around and celebrate her successes. Thanks, Kim, for making our region such a fun and amazing place to write and illustrate!
Hello, Lindsay Bandy, co-RA!
I’ll be trying to fill Kim’s great big shoes as co-RA, partnering with Alison, and saying goodbye to my roles as blogmaster and ARA.
Hello, Laura Parnum, Blogmaster!
You’re going to love the very talented and funny Laura Parnum – and if you’ve been around Eastern PA, you probably already do! She’ll be the new contact person for blog submissions – we’ll get all of the submission and contact info updated shortly. Stay tuned!
Hello, Rona Shirdan, Assistant Regional Advisor!
Rona’s going to be our new Assistant Regional Advisor! Hooray! We’re so excited to welcome her to our team!
We’d also like to say…
We’re always looking for volunteers at events and submissions to our blog. You don’t have to be published or agented. Just willing to get to know some awesome people and further your knowledge of the industry and better your craft. Win-win!