In March I waved goodbye to my husband and children, boarded the Metro toward Union Station, and headed north on Amtrak for a five-day retreat with the Highlights Foundation, where I learned everything I could possibly want to know about science writing in the children's marketplace.
Here are some photos from my trip, including the cozy cabin where I slept and worked; one of the faculty members, who talked about structure in writing; our tour of the Highlights Magazine editorial offices in Boyd's Mills; and a book written and illustrated by one of my fellow students, Jeannie Brett.
The weather could not have been worse for this trip. I think the high temperature was in the 30s, and when the snow started to melt, it made all of the paths to and from the meeting barn a muddy mess. Nonetheless, this was an amazing experience! I learned so much, and I'm so grateful to the Highlights Foundation for offering this as a resource for writers and editors like me.
I write about curious phenomena around us. I also write about people who are passionate about their careers, hobbies, or life experiences related to science. This blog chronicles my journey.
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