View from our balcony, entrance via the bathroom! We looked over the road to Centennial Park where we walked early Saturday morning and Corinne Fenton convinced me to put my name in the hat for a pitch. The pitch was to three publishers in front of the entire delegation. Gulp!
In a (some may say) crazy session, authors and illustrators had the chance to put their card in a container for possible selection to do a pitch. Sounds painless? Those whose names were drawn stood in front of the entire delegation and facing three publishers. They had five minutes to ‘sell’ their project to the publishers and get an instant response from the three publishers. Nerve wracking! Chris Bell was first person drawn to do a pitch. She did a great job, even adopting a Scottish accent to introduce her main character. I was third card picked.
Okay, so I didn’t take as many photos as I could have on the first day. Here we are at Sunday and Susanne Gervay is launching Sue Whiting’s ‘Get a Grip, Cooper Jones’, a novel first titled ‘Feral Feet’. Susanne was NOT a fan of this first title.
Marjory Gardner’ pic Vic
Diane Wolfer talking about Bologna.
Corinne and Bologna images.