It’s official! As of September 1st, 2018, I have taken over the position of Regional Advisor for the San Francisco North East Bay Region, along with my Co-RA, Shells Legoullon. We inherited a healthy, dynamic region of seven Bay Area counties and a fantastic group of core volunteers from previous Co-RAs Colette Weil Parrinello and Keely Parrack. Some big shoes to fill, for sure. Our first event is the Green Gulch writing retreat and the next is a not-to-be missed Holiday Extravaganza on December 8th. A few surprises there. (More details coming on the webpage.) I’m very excited to work with SCBWI members–all my fellow writers, editors, and agents to share the best information out there on the fabulous business of writing books for children and teens.