In addition to her writing career as a middle grade, young adult, and picture book author, Denise Vega is the co-regional adviser for the Rocky Mountain chapter of the SCBWI. When I moved to Colorado five years ago she was one of the first local writers I met. I had been nervous about moving away from the thriving children’s literature community of the Bay Area and the friendships I’d formed there, worried I wouldn’t be able to find anything similar, but upon meeting Denise my worries were instantly put at ease. She and her co-advisor at the time, Chris Liu Perkins, couldn’t have been more friendly and knowledgeable about the children’s literature community out here by the Rockies and kindly welcomed me into the fold.… Read the rest
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