Of the Canscaip News!!!

Many people might be too young to know the song I’m referring to. (It’s Cover of the Rolling Stones by Dr. Hook here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ux3-a9RE1Q )

I know, I know, it’s an odd choice! I mean only mostly industry people know about Canscaip and the newsletter it produces. Who cares if I get my picture on the cover?

Big Red Lollipop was in the New York Times for goodness sakes!

But you need to understand. I went to Canscaip meeting when I first started trying to become a writer.

Long before I was published!

I went faithfully every second Wednesday of every month, listening eagerly to the speakers, and feeling awestruck when I saw Canadian children’s authors I admired.

And now they’ve invited me to speak at a Canscaip meeting, and I feel tickled to accept the invitation!

I’ll let you know how it goes tomorrow night, insha Allah!

It’s nerve wracking to present to your peers!

I’ve prepared enough for an hour and I only have about twenty minutes!

Wish me luck!

It won’t be my picture on the Canscaip news, but it is some sort of ‘recognition’. Ha ha!!!

I know, I know. Pathetic!

The Charlotte Zolotow award spanks this like anything!