Thursday, April 30, 2009


I will be on two agent panels and critiquing manuscripts at the New Jersey SCBWI Annual Conference in Princeton on June 5th & 6th. Kathy Temean, the area’s Regional Advisor, has put together an outstanding program. Check out this lineup:

Richard Peck - Newbery Award Winning Author
EB Lewis - Coretta Scott King Award, Caldecott Honor Winning Illustrator/Author
Lauri Hornik - VP and Publisher, Dial
Margery Cuyler - Publisher, Marshall Cavendish
Steve Meltzer - Associate Publisher/ Executive Managing Editor, Dial, Dutton, & Celebra
Michelle Poploff - VP Editorial Director, Random House
Regina Griffin - Exec. Ed., Egmont USA
Carolyn Yoder - Editor, Calkins Creek Books - Senior Editor, History, HIGHLIGHTS
Nancy Conescu - Editor, Little Brown
Catherine Onder - Editor, HarperCollins
Emily Lawrence - Associate Editor, Simon&Schuster - Aladdin Books
Michele Burke - Associate Editor, Knopf
Lisa Yoskowitz - Ed. Asst., Dutton Children's Books
Eve Adler - Associate Editor, Henry Holt
Tamra Tuller - Editor, Philomel
Kristin Daly - Editor, Balzer & Bray
Emily Van Beek - Agent, Pippin Properties
Scott Treimel - Agent, Scott Treimel Literary Agency
Jill Corcoran - Associate Agent, Herman Agency
Rachel Orr - Agent, Prospect Agency
Jenni Ferrari-Adler - Agent, Brick House Literary Agents
Marietta Zacker - Agent, Nancy Galt Literary Agency
Scott Piehl - Design Director, Disney Group BFYR
Tim Gillner - Art Director, Boyds Mill Press
TS Ferguson- Assistant Editor, Little Brown

I will also be attending the SCBWI National Conference in LA August 7th-10th. The faulty for Nationals is too long to list here. Check out the SCBWI website for all the juicy details.

I look forward to meeting many of you at one or both of these conferences.


  1. I'm in the process of convincing my husband I need to go to LA in August...

  2. Great, Tammi:)

    J.E.---convince him! It is worth it.
    1,000 writers and illustrators + an amazing faculty

  3. Ooooh I want to go to LA so much! This is making the NJ conference look so much more appealing.

  4. Wow, what a lineup for the NJ conference. Oh, I so want to go to the LA conference one day!

  5. Wow. I'm jealous of Jersey. And you know how I feel about Richard Peck.

  6. Oh I would love to go to one of these...

  7. What a fun job you have - I'm soooo jealous.

  8. I'm really looking forward to the NJ event. June 5 can't come soon enough!

  9. Excellent Blogging. I am very Interested in attending Computing Conferences, since am in the IT field. I would like to gather much more info in this field. I had planned to attend the Conference which is going to be hosted online march 2010 by Cloudslam10



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