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“A Method for the Madness” & Silent Auction Announcement, by Virginia Law Manning, EPA Critique Group Organizer

I’ve read it takes the average author 10 years to get their first book published. TEN years. But, one thing I’ve learned is that you can’t rush it. You have to do your homework. While there are no short cuts, … Continue reading

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Come to the Next Buck’s County Meet & Greet on April 4th! by Virginia Law Manning

Bucks County Meet & Greet–Free Event for SCBWI Members! EPA member Anita Nolan and I hope you’ll join us on Tuesday April 4th from 9:30 to 11:30 AM at the Artists of Yardley, 949 Mirror Lake Road, Yardley, PA 19067. … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolution (and Manuscript Critique Giveaway!) by Virginia Law Manning

Happy New Year, my fellow creators! Ahhh… 2017! A fresh start! There’s no time like the present to take on some new writing and/or illustrating goals! If you’re not already in a critique group, why not join one now? All … Continue reading

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January Bucks County Meet & Greet and #BelieveInMagic Submissions Reminder

January is here, the holidays are behind us, and for many, it’s time to recommit to our goals. If you’re looking to do just that, below are two opportunities to engage with other artists and writers. Meet & Greet The … Continue reading

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Enjoy the Magic of “A Year with Frog and Toad” at the Arden Theatre, by Virginia Law Manning

When I was a child growing up in New York, I was a reluctant reader. In second and third grade, I was in the lowest reading group and spent time each week with Mrs. Roth, the special reading teacher. I … Continue reading

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Come to the Bucks County Meet & Greet on November 15!

The last Bucks County SCBWI Meet & Greet of 2016 will be Tuesday November 15th at 9:30 AM at Shady Brook Farm. For this meeting, the organizer kindly requests that all attendees leave their political views in the parking lot. … Continue reading

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Princeton Children’s Book Festival and EPA SCBI Meet-Up on 9/24

School’s just started but we’re already planning a field trip! Come join Eastern PA members as we visit the Princeton Children’s Book Festival on Saturday, September 24th at the Hinds Plaza. If you don’t have too much homework, meet up … Continue reading

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Critiquing Voice, By Virginia Law Manning

Editors and agents often say the number one thing they are looking for when reading manuscripts is a distinct and fresh voice. But, what is voice? In her book VOICE LESSONS, Nancy Dean describes voice as the “fingerprint of a … Continue reading

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Jason Kirschner Is “Drawn to Picture Books” – Interview & Book Giveaway, by Virginia Law Manning

This month, I thought I’d acquaint you with a critique group I admire. The six founding members: Mike Ciccotello, Deborah Cuneo, Diana Ting Delosh, Barbara DiLorenzo, Patricia Keeler and Jason Kirschner, are all brilliant author/illustrators well on their way to … Continue reading

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Organizing a Meet & Greet, By Anita Nolan and Virginia Law Manning

  Virginia and I have had the pleasure of organizing a couple of Meet & Greets for SCBWI members in the Bucks County area, and it couldn’t be easier. First, we scouted several local coffee shops and restaurants in our … Continue reading

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