Sunday, March 2, 2008

Back from Richard Peck Workshop

Well, I'm back from the Richard Peck Workshop in Urbana, Illinois.

I'm exhausted and exilerated at the same time -- or is that impossible?
Answer: I found the workshop magical, so anything is possible!

Rather than trying to write a complete report tonight I'll share a little, and promise a second installment. One of today's highlights was a reading this morning by Richard from his work in progress. If you're a fan of A Long Way from Chicago and A Year Down Yonder, you'll be happy to know he's writing a third book with Grandma Dowdel. The reading was fantastic!

Prior to even knowing of the reading, Richard was presented a button calling for "Grandma Dowdel for President". He is pictured with Carol Grannick. (Richard neither confirmed or denied that Grandma Dowdel was considering entering the race.)

Richard with me at book signing time:

Esther Hershenhor (Illinois-SCBWI Regional Advisor), Peter Meyerhoff and Jenny Meyerhoff. Jenny is in the Class of 2k8. Her husband is also writing and possibly in the class of 2k?? ..............

I promise more pictures in the days to come!

Jim Danielson


Christine M said...

I'm glad you had a great time! I can't wait to hear more about it!

PJ Hoover said...

Great pictures! I can't wait until you do the brain dump on us!

PJ Hoover said...

And go, 2k8!

Sara Latta said...

Great pictures, Jim--and it was wonderful to see you and hear the fantastic new beginning of your manuscript.

Kelly said...

Yay, Jim! What wonderful post and what great pictures. Thanks for sharing :)

Barrie said...

Jim, thank you for sharing. And a photo of Jenny too!!

Looking forward to more info. I'm passing the news of a 3rd book onto someone who is HUGE Richard Peck fan!

Jim D said...

Thanks for the "Great pictures" comments.

My son said something to the effect of "You should have lost the camera case" (in the picture I was in). I hate to admit, but he's probably right.

I still promise more when I get caught up with other things in a day or three.

Jim D

HipWriterMama said...

Great pictures! Amazing the things kids say. Remember, you can always crop the camera case out.