There was so much helpful information and advice
...my head is still spinning.:)
Guests included Michelle Poploff (Delacorte Press/Random House),
Whitney Leader-Picone (Charlesbridge), Quinlan Lee (Adams Literary),
and author/illustrator Lindsay Ward, -who gave me a most encouraging critique.
(Thank you Lindsay !)
Also, the kindness of the SCBWI members themselves.
Altogether -an amazing experience.