This past weekend I attended the SCBWI Hawaii Regional Conference in Honolulu. It was incredibly inspiring and amazing. Holy crap, I got to meet Dan Santat, for crying out loud! I especially loved his breakout session entitled "Writing from an Illustrator's Perspective," which discussed illustrating a picture book first and adding text later. Super enlightening. I was also fortunate to listen to presentations by the amazingly talented Kirsten Carlson and Suzie Townsend.