Letter to Book Doctors from Grateful SCBWI Attendee

SCBWI Attendee and Author Allyson NealHi Arielle and David, thank you so very much for referring me to the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. The Houston Conference was this weekend and it was amazing!

I’ve met more agents and editors at this conference than I’ve met in 14 years of my writing career. And, they were nice, friendly and have all agreed to receive queries and manuscript samples from all of the authors who attended the conference.

In addition, I want to thank you for informing me about the “We Need Diverse Books” organization. I am following them on Twitter, one of my fellow SCBWI members provided them with insightful information and they have a contest open for diverse authors.

Without your help, I would have never known about these resources that can help me to further my writing career and to actually get a real book deal.

I’m so grateful. Thanks for all that you do and best wishes to you in your pursuits to help others.

Have an awesome week!

Allyson Neal
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