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I joined Julie Hedlund's 12x12 in 2019. Through this organization, I've attended dozens of webinars from industry professionals, created lasting author relationships, and found answers to countless craft related questions. 
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The SCBWI was the perfect way to launch my writing career. Along with the wonderful writing opportunities this organization provided, it offered me face-to-face networking at regional conferences. I learned how to approach agents/editors tactfully while getting a feel of what they're looking for. 
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  • The Highlights Foundation's Crash Course in Children's Publishing

  • SCBWI's Festival of Writers and Illustrators Indiana Conference

  • SCBWI's KSMO Middle of the Map Conference

  • Picture Book Workshop with Hannah Barnaby

  • The Writing Barn's Funny Women of Kidlit Conference (2020, 2021)

  • Whispering Woods Retreat with Jill Esbaum and Pat Zietlow Miller

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