This blog is a bit belated (technical difficulties), but last weekend I attended (and coordinated) a fantastic writers’ retreat on Mayne Island, British Columbia, Canada, involving some of the best children’s writers in British Columbia. I got much out of it personally, as well as having fun, and intend to complete my novel-in-progress this week with the coaching I got. Retreat leader: Maggie De Vries.

All these authors (including myself) are members of the Children’s Writers and Illustrators of BC ( Check us out!

Back row left to right: Lois Peterson, Stacey Matson, Jacquie Pearce, Maggie De Vries, Gina McMurchy-Barber, Karen Hibbard, PJ Sarah Collins. Front row: me (Pam Withers), Ellen Schwartz, Jenny Watson, Tanya Lloyd Kyicwillmayneretreat2016