Monday, August 10, 2009

Books Come from Being at SCBWI Conferences: An Intervew with Ann Leal and Jill Alexander

Yes, success comes from being a member of SCBWI and attending conference. Check out this interview from the conference with Ann Leal, author of ALSO KNOWN AS HARPER, and Jill S. Alexander, author of THE SWEETHEART OF PROSPER COUNTY.


Unknown said...

hi jolie,
i came across your blog a few weeks ago and i really am enjoying your posts and insights into the world of children's book publishing. i am an aspiring writer myself and am working on my first manuscript. i hope that someday our paths will cross, perhaps at a future SCBWI event.
a coffee question for you - have you ever had pleasant morning buzz from whole foods? it is my coffee of choice. and don't let the name fool you, it is good all day long.
take care, take it easy.

holly cupala said...

Great interviews, Jolie! So these are the two lucky gals who sat by you at the Writer's Intensives.

I have a question for Jill: did her manuscript once have a really long title involving Christmas and a hood ornament? I heard Michael Bourret talk about meeting that author at the WI and wondered if it's the same book.

For Ann, I hope to see you at the launch party this Fri!

Kirby Larson said...


What a great interview! I'm sick I'll miss Ann's visit to Seattle but will call and ask to have a book set aside for me. And I'll add Jill's to my to-read list.

Next time I see you, I am DEFINITELY sitting to your left.

Shelli (srjohannes) said...

so good to see you - wish we had more time to chat .

Sherrie Petersen said...

Great interview, Jolie! Let's see, I sat to your right in the Malk, Marino, Portman workshop. I hope it counts for something!!

Cuppa Jolie said...

Thanks, everyone!

Patrick - so glad you came across Cuppa Jolie and that you're enjoying! Welcome. I'm sure our paths will cross someday. Whole Foods Pleasant Morning Buzz? I haven't had it, although I do know Whole Food...but there are none near where I live.

Holly,you are right about JIll's title.

Sherrie, I hope it counts for something, too!

Annie said...

Thanks, Jolie! You are definitely my good luck charm!
Thanks, Kirby! And Holly, I can't wait to see you.