Monday, July 25, 2011

Little Wings Series, Conferences, Baby

So sorry for neglecting my blog for months! Anyone still out there?

It's been a busy time around here. I'm illustrating a series for Random House called Little Wings by Cecilia Galante and these books are oh so adorably cute. They're now listed on Random House's website.

Back in April/May, I hosted my first conference as Regional Advisor of Indiana SCBWI. I added a whole lot of stuff to the conference that we hadn't had before, the biggest being tacking on a day of intensives. The writing intensive sold out in 24 hours and the illustrating intensive sold out in 48 hours, and the entire conference and all individual critiques ending up selling out too - yay! It was wonderful to see so many writers and illustrators working on their craft and crawling out of their writing spaces and studios to get to know each other and be inspired. These conferences always give me such a boost. Here I am with one of our conference speakers, Lisa Yoskowitz from Disney/Hyperion, and one of my critique group members, Christi Atherton:

Soon I'm taking off for the big Summer SCBWI Conference in Los Angeles. I'm organizing my portfolio for the Portfolio Showcase and just about every piece is from this year. Even some super brand new ones from this week. I'm praying all goes well with traveling because I'll be 33 weeks pregnant! Lovin' the 3D ultrasounds of our little sweetheart:

Any name ideas for her? Her big sister's name is Ciana.


Kathleen Rietz said...

Another baby? Congratulations, Kristi!!!

Kristi Valiant said...

Thanks so much, Kate!

Alina said...

Oh, I can tell she's gonna be every bit as lovely as her big sister! And hopefully just as calm. ;)