Dear SCBWI New England friends,
After 21 years of serving as regional advisor, I have decided to step down on January 1, 2019. It has been my pleasure to work for New England, chairing meetings, conferences, workshops, critique groups, and writing articles for the newsletter. This position has brought me valuable friendships, opportunities to direct learning for our members, and broaden my knowledge and expertise of writing and publishing for children. It was an invaluable experience advising pre-published writers and illustrators, helping people with questions and concerns, and representing our organization to the many people I met during those 21 years. My reward has been lasting friendships with members and Regional Advisors from around the globe, and my own growth as a writer.
As of January 1, 2019, I will move to Regional Advisor Emeritus (RAE) and plan to stay active in our organization. I hope to volunteer when needed and be an advisor to the RA team.
As I turn my time and attention to the novels and pictures books I am revising, I will remember with fondness my time as Regional Advisor.
Warm wishes for a relaxing and peaceful holiday season,