#LA12SCBWI – The Prelude

About an hour ago, my son and I arrived at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza for the SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) big annual summer conference. The room is quite nice and very spacious. I hadn’t been here two minutes before I accidentally moved something in the mini-fridge before reading the sign that told me I would be charged for anything I moved, even if I didn’t consume it. Yikes! Called the front desk to report I really hadn’t drank a can of Red Bull.

We’re renting an actual fridge from the hotel ($5/day) for the couple of snack/breakfast items we brought with us. I recall the breakfast scene at SCBWI being a bit of a zoo. I’m praying the organizers will have coffee on offer in the mornings like they did last year.

Here are a few views from the hotel. The fountain on Avenue of the Stars:





A view of Century City/Beverly Hills off to the left:





The iconic hotel itself:





I’ll do my best to share whatever writing wisdom I glean this week via my blog. Cheers!

About karensandler

Lover of chocolate. A couple felines short of full-fledged Cat Lady. Author of the YA Tankborn Trilogy (TANKBORN, AWAKENING, and REBELLION), from Tu Books. Founding team member of We Need Diverse Books. Opinions expressed here are my own.
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