The CYA Conference gave me the opportunity to sit and chat with Authors, Illustrators and Publishers over dinner on Friday night, then Saturday’s Conference was an expansion on that again. Inspiration was oozing about the Southbank TAFE, with so many published authors who had so many different experiences in getting to that very point in their own personal accomplishment. One huge lesson… never give up. Well I did know that already, as stubborn as I am, no one will ever change my mind from becoming what I want in this crazy mixed up world of publishing. Thanks to RADF and Mackay Regional Council in making all this possible. For the opportunity to sit face to face, to have my work read, and to have the feedback, guidance and positive response that was given from experienced professionals who have all been there before. I know I will make it in this industry.