Saturday, November 30, 2013

COSCBWI Meeting November 2013

This month's COSCBWI meeting combined the general and illustrator meetings.  While it was a chance to wind down the year, it was also an opportunity to celebrate the successes of COSCBWI's writers and illustrators, especially those who participated in the Member Exhibition.

If you missed the Member Exhibition that took place on November 2nd, you missed one amazing event!  The Amy Clark Photography Studio provided the perfect space to hold the gallery, and attendance was nothing short of impressive.  The studio was packed with friends, family, and all sorts of passerby from the Short North Gallery Hop.  Everyone was fascinated by the showcase of work and had wonderful compliments for all the pieces on exhibit.  It made me so proud to be a part of such an amazing and respected organization.

The exhibition pieces all ready for the gallery opening!

Anyone who couldn't attend the event, or had to leave early, was invited to pick up their exhibition piece at the monthly meeting.  In addition to sharing stories about the gallery night, the group members also put on their thinking caps to discuss some writing and illustrating goals for 2014.  (The new year is just around the corner!)  Lastly, members who participated in "NANOWRIMO" (aka National Novel Writing Month) gave the group updates on their progress.  Writing an entire novel in one month is no easy feat, and it's always impressive to hear success stories from writers who conquered the 50,000 word goal!

Due to the busy holiday season, there is no COSCBWI meeting in the month of December.  But the COSCBWI board (myself included) is busy planning meetings and events for 2014!  Remember to "like" COSCBWI on Facebook or check out the group website at for all the latest updates! 

I hope to see you all at the next meeting in January!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

It's that time of year again!  Time to stuff our faces with DELICIOUS food and give thanks for all the blessings in our lives.

I hope you have a lovely time celebrating with your friends and family, chowing down on turkey and pumpkin pie, and remembering all you have to be thankful for on this wonderful holiday. 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Presenting the NEW BLOG!

Hello dear readers!

I want to officially welcome you to my new (and very much improved) blog!  I've tidied every page, cleaned up all that cyber dust, and am rolling out the party cannon to celebrate this occasion.

If you have a moment, I invite you to please take a look around.  There are some handy new gadgets on the side (like following me via email!), and spiffy new pages at the top.  And did you notice that new HEADER?

Yup!  I've officially thrown my hat into the illustrator ring.  Now what do you think about that, world?  ;)

At first, I played around with the title, "K. S. Powers, Writer & Illustrator," but it just didn't seem right.  While both terms accurately describe me, they don't describe all of me.  I added "Dreamer" because that's who I am at heart, and always will be.

So kick off your shoes, have some cyber punch, and click around 'til your fingers droop.  I hope you enjoy my new blog!