BEA: Serendipity, Part 3...
So I’m walking through the food court in Javitz with my noodle bowl (by far the best vegetarian option), and I come upon my friends Meg and Donya having lunch with a few publishing types; they invite me to pull up a chair. (Meg and Donya are former editors with Writer’s Digest Books who both relocated to Brooklyn. Meg is an editor with Penguin imprint Perigee; Donya edits business books for McGraw-Hill. They also took pitches during out conference pitch slam and they once served as my bridesmaids.)
Then a friend of Meg’s friend (who she used to work with and now is her next door neighbor) joined us. And guess what—he’s an illustrator who does picture books, among other things. And he happened to have his latest on his hand. And he told me he’s never been on a blog. So here is Gideon Kendall’s blog debut. Visit his website and check out his work. He can conjure some mighty fine dinosaurs.
The moral to all these serendipity stories: publishing is a small, inter-connected world. You never know who you’ll meet where and how. Get yourself out to events and be friendly. (I hope lots of you will be at the SCBWI conference in LA in August!)