Monday, May 18, 2009
HEY! Jennifer Mann wins Grand Prize!
Yessirree BOB! An über-talented friend, Jennifer Mann, won the Grand Prize in this year's SCBWI Western Washington Annual Conference Juried Art Portfolio Show.
Just take a look! She's got a hot dummy, too, and I'm positive you'll see her in print soon.
I first met Jennifer years ago in Brenda Guiberson's summer Children's Book Illustration Class through UW Extension.
Jennifer says the inspiration behind her dummy came from last November's SCBWI WWA Fall Writing Retreat with Patricia Lee Gauch and Darcy Pattison. And that she honed that story and her lovely art with her critique group's help.
If you'd like to follow in Jennifer's footsteps you can do so by signing up for a class this summer, a retreat this winter, or becoming part of a critique group. Oh, yeah, and attending the 2009 LA Conference or the 2010 SCBWI WWA Conference!
THREE CHEERS FOR JEN! HIP HIP HIP HOORAY!!!