I'm Going to L.A., Baby!


I found out yesterday that I won our Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrator's regional chapter's grant for the summer conference! Here's the official announcement:

The goal of this contest is to provide monetary assistance to talented CA North/Central members who would not be able to attend the summer conference without it. We received 21 entries this year (five more than last year!) , and the choice proved difficult. In the end our blind judging process turned up three very deserving winners. Please join us in congratulating YA writer Angelica Jackson of Shingle Springs, illustrator Linda Knoll of Modesto, and non-fiction writer Angelica Carpenter of Fresno. They will each receive a grant of $750 toward their LA conference fees. Upon their return, each recipient will share what they learned in our online ACORN. 

I'm so excited, honored, and grateful! I've already registered and booked the hotel, and now I just need to decide whether to drive or fly there.

So who else will be going? Want to meet up at the conference?

12 comments:

Tina Moss said...

That's AWESOME! Congratulations and have a wonderful time at the conference!

Angelica R. Jackson said...

Thanks, Tina! I applied last year and didn't get it, but this year's application included pages from my WIP--how's that for validation on how far I've come? ;)

Marieke said...

Congrats!! That's wonderful! :D

Kate Coursey said...

Congrats! Totally deserving. And I'm way jealous...I wish I were going!

Angelica R. Jackson said...

Thanks, Marieke and Kate! And Kate, maybe next year you should submit a proposal (Your Manuscript through Teen Eyes) and come as faculty . . .

Miss Cole said...

Exciiiiiting! Have fun!

Liz Parker said...

Congratulations!!

Angelica R. Jackson said...

Thanks Miss Cole (I feel so very formal) and Liz!

Crystal said...

That's awesome! Congrats :)

KO: The Insect Collector said...

SO COOL! YAY for you. I am not going, because I'm on the other coast... but I can't wait to read about your adventures. :0)

Angelica R. Jackson said...

Thanks! I sent in my manuscript submission for the consultation, so it seems real now.

Kris Atkins said...

That's so awesome! Congratulations!! And what are the odds that two of the recipients are named Angelica? Too funny.
But seriously, way to go!

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