There are countless opportunities to make new friends at the NJSCBWI convention. I met R. Joseph Ryan, author/illustrator, outside on the bench during a break. He was gracious and shared his dummy book, Moonlings, with me. Illustrator Julia Mills, just happen to be sitting at an adjacent table Saturday evening during dinner. We had a wonderful conversation about artwork and Cape May, one of my favorite towns. These casual encounters are the basis for lasting friendships. Keep in touch.