Sunday, July 4, 2010

KidLit Fun

A couple weeks ago, a group of us got together for an informal evening out.






left to right:
Andrea Lawson, Jennifer Mann, me, and Suzanne Selfors












Margaret Nevinkski
and George Shannon









Janis Segress
(left) and Robin Gaphni
(right)








It was great catching up with everyone. We had exciting news to celebrate!
Jennifer Mann recently signed with agent Holly McGhee of Pippin Properties. Shortly after that, Jen received the SCBWI 2010 Don Freeman Memorial Grant in Aid. Wowzers, people! She is having quite the year. And that's not all. Margaret Nevinski recently signed with agent Mary Grey James of East/West Literary Agency. Woo-hoo!

I love sharing the good news!


Congratulations, Jen and Margaret! I'm thrilled for both of you!

21 comments:

Solvang Sherrie said...

What an amazing group to hang out with! It's nice to be around writers with good mojo :)

Anita said...

Sometimes I get as happy about another person's success as I do my own. Writing's fun that way.

Dawn Simon said...

Hi, Sherrie! They are amazing! I roomed with Jen in NY. Do you think mojo is contagious? Say yes. ;)

Anita, I do too. We're witnessing dreams coming true!

Jemi Fraser said...

Great photos! Congrats to Jennifer & Margaret! Awesome news :)

paulgreci said...

I love hearing good news like this!!

Congrats to Margaret and Jennifer!!

Stephanie Thornton said...

Looks like tons of fun! Congrats to Jennifer and Margaret on their good news!

Rosslyn Elliott said...

Oo- your photos of the fun are making me miss being around other writers. I can't wait for the ACFW convention in September!

Susan R. Mills said...

Congrats to both of them!

SWK said...

What a happy post. Looks like it was such a fun night and great karma!

Dawn Simon said...

You guys are so cool. I love how excited everyone gets for each other!

Margaret Nevinski said...

Thanks Dawn for sharing our good news, and thanks all for the congratulations. We are SO lucky to have our kidlit drink night. Oops, Dawn didn't mention that we drink too, did she?

Medeia Sharif said...

Congrats to the two of them. I also love hearing good news in person and online from writerly buddies.

Hema P. said...

Wow, what an inspiring group of people you mingle with, Dawn! Congratulations to both of your friends.

Dawn Simon said...

Margaret, I am so excited for you! Regarding your comment, you're too funny! And seriously, we are lucky.

Thanks, Medeia and Hema, for the positive wishes for Margaret and Jen.

*Note: while the number of comments at the bottom of this post is accurate, not all the comments are showing up right now. I'm guessing this is a Blogger issue. Has this ever happened to anyone else? I'm hoping it's temporary.

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

It is so much fun to spend time with people of like minds...they get us. :)

Congratulations to your friends' successes.

Jennifer Shirk said...

That's awesome!
I LOVE hearing good news too!

richelle jean said...

i love tthiS!!!

Amy Holder said...

There's nothing like celebrating good news! Congrats to your friends. Looks like you all had fun. :)

Jennifer K. Mann said...

Hi Dawn, I am finally returned physically and mentally from our trip east, and was so thrilled to see this post and all of the wonderful comments! Thanks everyone for all of your kind words.
Yes, we do have fun, and Dawn hasn't even mentioned her own dance talent. George too.
I'll check back soon. Got to get back to blogging and other creative activities myself.

Dawn Simon said...

It's so nice to read all your sweet comments. Thanks, guys. <3

Welcome back, Jennifer, and congrats again! Clearly you've never actually seen me dance... ;)

Suma Subramaniam said...

How exciting!! Thanks for sharing the great news Dawn, you are a sunshine supporter:-)