Participants at the 2011 SCBWI Arizona Writers' Retreat on May 20th-22nd at the historic C.O.D. Ranch in Oracle, Arizona under the "Tree of Intention." The tree served as a symbolic setting for the retreat's focus on our lives as writers.
[Front row seated left to right: Dawn Dixon (SCBWI AZ ARA/RAE); Bobi Kress; retreat leader Kirby Larson (award-winning children's book author); retreat leader Kendra Levin (editor at Viking Children's Books and certified Writer's Life Coach) Michelle Parker-Rock (SCBWI AZ Regional Advisor); Sydney Salter Husseman; Susan Lynn-Rivera; Kathie McMahon.]
[Top row standing left to right: Sharon Skinner; Iva Place; Pamela Keyes; Carrie Schneider; Barbara Bloom; Cynthia Henzel; Martha Bermeo; Natalie Wright; Rhonda McCormack; Lucia Zimmitti; Lorri Phillips; Jennifer Cervantes; Sara Fujimura; Brian Herrera; Lea Clifton; Rebecca Hornbuckle.]