Maybe it was general consensus among publishers that the picture book market is rebounding. Maybe it was witnessing the many editors, agents and art directors who were not part of the conference make a special trip in to view the Portfolio Showcase.
Or maybe it was these lovely tiny foods in glasses.
All I know it that I'm usually spinning around for a few days after a big conference, overwhelmed with information, trying to get my bearings.
This year, I'm focused. Inspired. Things to do...
Thank you SCBWI, for being at the helm of one of the nicest industries there is, and for putting us all in touch.