|Crystal WHO? Nina Laden, this year's Crystal Kite Award winner.|
SCBWI Crystal Kite Winner Nina Laden lives in Seattle and on Lummi Island, WA, but mostly she lives in her imagination. She grew up in the New York City area, the daughter of two artists, and received a BFA from Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts. She has over a dozen books in print including The Night I Followed the Dog, When Pigasso Met Mootisse, and Roberto the Insect Architect. Peek-A Who? has sold more than a million copies, and there is a new OWL plush toy for sale. Her latest books are Once Upon A Memory from Little, Brown & Company, and Peek-a Zoo! and Daddy Wrong Legs, both published by Chronicle Books. Nina also visits schools, libraries, and speaks at events. She loves to inspire children and adults to be creative.
The Styling Librarian blog, 2013
Nina's conference schedule:
Crystal Kite Award Keynote Address, "Once Upon a Career: An Author/Illustrator Remembers the Journey"
Breakout Session 3-E, "Conceptual Journaling: Big Ideas"