Other highlights of SCBWI NYC 2015 were numerous. Laura Vaccaro Seeger's talk which was so filled with imagination and creativity that I could have floated out of the room. Her books transported me into a space of childhood wonder and imagination and I so want to make books that do the same. I also was pleased to meet so many new 'writerly/illustrationly' friends who engage on this journey of imagination and wonder, discuss diversity in kidslit (children's literature) with others, and recognize so many Canadians that I did not expect to see... including my former graduate thesis supervisor Dr. Tara Goldstein and my kindred, fellow early childhood music educator, Theo Heras. I went home with my head full of ideas, inspiration, and fatigue... but the good kind... the satisfied kind... the so-inspired-that-I-will-get-up-at-3am-every-morning-to-write kind from a dream that is the next SCBWI conference. Looking forward to it.