In July 2019, I had the pleasure of meeting and volunteering for EV Starkey, children’s writer and founder of the Bellport Children’s Festival. Working alongside Claire Gill of Storystock was a delight, and helping to set up and volunteer at a whimsical childhood literary experience on Isabella Rossellini’s (yes, that Isabella Rossellini!) Mama Farm was nothing short of incredible.

Graduating from the Children’s Literature Fellowship Program at Stony Brook Southampton in 2017 was very rewarding. I continually collaborate with fellow writers and mentors in writing and critique groups and attend many webinars, workshops and conferences; continually cultivating the craft of writing is a lifelong goal.

“I always think, when I’m in motion, writing seems like the most natural thing.”

– Pam Houston