Lisa Yee (lisayee) wrote,

Peter, Paul and Peepy

After Pennsylvania my Peep and I went to the SCBWI - LA Illustrator's Day . . .

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SCBWI stands for Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators -- the largest children's book organization in the universe. We (I say we because I'm on the board along with these amazing authors/illustrators) have over 20,000 members.

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It was held at the beautiful Clairbourn School. I love that place have have spoken there a few times including the time we saw (or didn't see) Pseudonymous Bosch . . .

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Another time when we spoke there, we had lunch with Academy Award winning actress Marlee Matlin. She knew my books and asked if she could join us!

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(Marlee has the best complexion of anyone I've ever met.)

I've also keynoted there for SCBWI - LA Writer's Day. My editor Cheryl Klein spoke at that event, too. Here are Cheryl and I with my other editor, Arthur Levine. And here are Arthur and Cheryl having an typical editorial meeting . . .

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Then there was the time we spoke to the PTA . . .

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However, on this day, the day we started with before we got all nostalgic, the illustrators ruled! Here's Mark Fearing's back, and then his front . . .

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The full day included portfolio reviews, agent and illustrator insights and more . . .

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Peepy was so helpful. She critiqued portfolios and even sold books . . .

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She worked very hard, and was pleased when her dear friend, Lee Wind, offered her some lovely refreshments . . .

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We were so excited to hear author/illustrator Peter H. Reynolds speak. Last year-ish we visited his store, The Blue Bunny . . .

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Peepy's dear friend, famous world traveler, Priscilla, lives there. So if you stop by, be sure to say "hello" to her!

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Fun Fact: Peter also illustrates Megan McDonald's JUDY MOODY books! And Megan and I wrote for American Girl together! (She wrote the Julie books, and I wrote Ivy Ling's book.) Here's Megan . . .

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Look! It's Ivy on Oprah's show!

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Oops! Back to Los Angeles and Illustrator's Day. Here's Peter and his identical twin, Paul . . .

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Or, wait. Maybe this is Paul, who's the CEO of FableVision, and Peter, who's founder/CEO . . .

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When it came time for him, meaning Peter, not Paul, to draw, Peepy was his inspiration . . .

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Then again, isn't she everyone's inspiration?

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING, EVERYONE!!!!

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(I actually bought this for someone one year.)

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Oh, look! These books make lovely holiday gifts . . .

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