In August, at the PNLA annual conference, I was part of a panel discussion on working in a critique group. I was joined by the other members of my group here in Missoula, children's book authors Jeanette Ingold, Dorothy Patent, Sneed Collard III, Hanneka Ippisch, Bruce Weide and Wendy Norgaard. We revealed to the audience all the inside secrets of each others' writing lives and how feedback from our first readers is invaluable in the creative process.
In April, 2003 I will be giving a workshop to the Montana Library Association at their annual conference on the topic of Creative Reading. Stay tuned for time and place.