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SCBWI CenCal Writers Day

In October I attended the 2019 Writers Day event put on by the CenCal chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). An inspiring and informative event that was topped off by learning that my entry in the writing contest -- the opening chapter to a work-in-progress young adult novel -- won the top prize in its category! Read more.

Seeing Double

L.A. Zoo giraffe Zainabu, Zoo View cover model
Cover girl Zainabu

I just love this photo by L.A. Zoo animal keeper Mike Bona. In the 14 years I've been editing Zoo View (the zoo association's award-winning magazine), this is the first time I've seen an animal react to being featured on the cover! I do hope Zainabu was pleased with the issue. ❤️🦒❤️🦒