I got the official announcement this week that my agent and my S.V.T. editor will both be at the next big Austin SCBWI conference. And though it’s not until April 26, 2008, I’m already plenty excited. This will be only my second in-person get-together with my agent, and the first time to meet my editor.

You New York authors, with your New York agents and your New York editors — do you realize how lucky you are?