Last night I was at the University Book Store for SCBWI's Inside Story. It was such a privilege to be involved and have the chance to meet so many wonderful authors and illustrators. In the days leading up to the event I had a stomach ache from nerves that got progressively worse. Once I got there and talked to some of the even coordinators and other speakers I slowly started to feel better. Everyone felt like kindred spirits who I had known for years. I mean, they draw and read and write for a living– how could I not feel connected? Since I was in the middle of the line up I had a chance to hear what was generally said and I thought, "this isn't so bad. It's not supposed to be about some ingenious epiphany I had while making the book." So I talked about my experience making croissants and how much time and butter went into making them and how it was all worth it. Then I said that was kind of what making the book was like. With a two minute time slot, that about did it. It was fun and I can't wait to go again to see the next round of new books.