Tomorrow is the first day of the Mazza Summer Institute here in good old Findlay, Ohio. It is a week long conference that features, honors, and highlights children's book authors and illustrators. This year the key note speakers will be Janet Stevens, Susan Stevens Crummel, Carmen Bernier-Grand, Daniel Yaccarino, Boris Kulikov, Florence and Wendell Minor, Mary Higgins Clark, Loreen Leedy, David Diaz, Peter McCarty, and Bruce Degen. The conference is always a fun filled week with participants from across the country. If you haven't ever heard of the Mazza Museum, take a look at this link. The museum is a one of a kind spot that has thousands of original work by illustrators of children's books. For those of you not coming this year, you might want to consider it another time.