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My Illustration Mentor: Cecilia Yung, Penguin

Cecilia said it's okay to tell people so here goes: Cecilia Yung, Art Director at Penguin, is officially mentoring me! I'm pretty thrilled.

Below: Cecilia Yung and Nancy Paulsen (Nancy Paulsen Books). Photo taken when I visited Penguin last week (I'll be posted about my trip in Inkygirl and the SCBWI Illustration Mentees Blog.

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For those of you wondering how this came about, see this post about my experience at the SCBWI conference in LA last year. Cecilia said I was her pick when it came to choosing candidates for the SCBWI Illustration Mentorship Program, and we've been in touch ever since.

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