Sunday, 9 February 2014

Sociable SCBWIs

I love how friendly the world of children's literature is, especially SCBWIs.  Last week I went to dinner with my SCBWI crit group friends as part of Teri Terry's trip up North.

From left to right - Maureen Lynas, me, Janet Foxley, Teri Terry, Marie-Claire Imam-Guttierrez, Deborah Court, Gill Hodgson, Cathy Brumby, and Beth Khalil

I have read Teri's Slated and can really recommend it.  I'm looking forward to reading Fractured, the second book in the trilogy when motherhood permits.  The third book Shattered is out in March.

The most dynamic SCBWI member I know, Maureen Lynas, was also there.  I have recently read her Florence and The Meanies - Cupcake Catastrophe (illustrated by her daughter Katherine Lynas), again I can recommend it, it's funny, charming and easy to read.

My current read Muncle Trogg is by Janet Foxley, who was also there, is so far so good and is in a similar vein to the book version of Cressida Cowell's How To Train Your Dragon.  Muncle might also make the big screen as an animation too just like How To Train Your Dragon as it has been optioned by Sony.  I wonder if they will change it as much as How To Train Your Dragon?

We also met two fabulously enthusiastic school librarians who are doing great work for reading by the sounds of it.  A lovely night.