Sunday, August 1, 2010

Hanging out with the cool kids

There's a saying that if you can't be interesting yourself, find interesting friends.

I have taken that advice to heart.

The first interesting person of my acquaintance is our own Michelle. She is in the 2011 Children's Writers and Illustrator's Market. Carmela Martino* wrote an article about group blogs and asked the Slushbusters a few questions. Not surprisingly, Michelle's quote made it into the article ... that made it into the book (p. 69!) ... that we just bought from Barnes and Noble!

How cool is that?

The other interesting person I'll soon be acquainted with is...

Harold Underdown

Yes, Harold Underdown!!!

I was accepted into the Nevada SCBWI Mentor Program. Harold Underdown will be my mentor for six ... entire ... months.

Hear those squeals of joy? I'm just hoping that I can pull myself together soon.






*You should definitely swing by Teaching Authors blog.

16 comments:

Lisa said...

Congrats again, Sarah! That is just too cool for words! And you're pretty interesting yourself, you know.

Keely Hutton said...

Outstanding news, Sarah! I can't wait to read all about your progress with Harold. :)

Michelle said...

I agree with Lisa! You are interesting too. And since when am I grouped with "the cool kids?"

Michelle said...

And also, I have to say we met an awful lot of cool kids at Chautauqua. Keely, you're one of them, and we're happy to see you here.

Sarah said...

Thanks, guys!

I'm not worried about my interesting-ness. Truth is, the best conversations I've had are when I dig to find something interesting about the other person rather than trot out facts about me. I've discovered great things about the cool kids in my life- and that definitely includes the Slushies and Chautauqua folks!

Harold Underdown said...

Ah, but how do you know that I'm all that interesting? I might be quite boring....

Sarah said...

Oh, please don't be humble after I bragged about you!

I am absolutely willing to spend six months deciding whether or not you're interesting.

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Tess said...

woot! woot! I've heard fantastic things about that program and am so thrilled for you, Sarah.

Plus, Harold Underdown just commented on your blog..how cool is that?

Carmela Martino said...

Congrats, Sarah. Harold Underdown spoke at an SCBWI conference here in Illinois, and I can attest that he is definitely interesting!
And that's so cool that you already have a copy of the CWIM. I don't even have mine yet! :-)
By the way, thanks for linking to my website and to our TeachingAuthors blog.
Carmela
TeachingAuthors

Sarah said...

Thanks, Carmela!

I didn't think we'd be able to find a copy yet, either, but Michelle was able to track it down.

Kristi Tuck Austin said...

You ARE interesting! I'm doing a happy dance for you. Thank God blog comments don't come with video feed or I'd be thoroughly embarrassed now.

Kristi Tuck Austin said...

P.S. I agree with you about Michelle.

Michelle said...

Carmela, I just asked at Barnes and Noble. My library doesn't have them in yet. I love the new look of the book, though. And I was pleased to see so many of my favorite blogs in your article!

And thanks, Kristi. :)

Harold, I think most of us here have read enough of your good advice to figure you're pretty interesting, at least to children's writers. Probably not so much to Trobriand Islanders, but you can't please everyone.

Sarah said...

Thanks, Krisit, and I so agree about Michelle.

Michelle, kudos to you for working Trobriand Islanders into conversation at such a late hour. My hero!

Michelle said...

I'm glad to have put that semester of Cultural Anthropology to good use. Besides, I'm now feeling challenged to remain interesting in addition to prepared.