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Wish You Were There: Summer Camps with Writers

Dear Kim,

I miss you.



It's been too long since I've written.

Too long since I've written to you and WAY too long since I've spent quality butt-in-chair time on my work-in-progress. Instead, my butt has been at camp, actually at camps for the last five weeks. I started with a group of super talented picture book creators.

Each year Pat Cummings and Denise Fleming host a SUPER BOOT CAMP for picture book writers and illustrators at the Highlights Foundation. This year Pat and Denise brought along Steve Light, Floyd Cooper, Neal Porter, Marcia Wernick, and Patti Ann Harris as their guests. It was a heck of a good time filled with very serious moments like this:



Okay so that one wasn't quite so serious. Denise is set to launch her book Five Little Ducklings this fall. The Pringles were her idea. Along with humor, our mentors gave loads of advice to help navigate the rough waters of this business.



Following Super Boot Camp I made my way to Summer Camp at the Barn. We hos…