One of the greatest things about going to writing conferences is meeting the other writers. Actually, that IS the greatest thing about conferences. How much fun is it to sit around and dish with people who share your interests, speak your language, and have a GIFT for language? My poor husband would be a lunatic if I didn't have my writer friends to talk with about submissions, rejections, queries, plot diagrams, voice . . . it's a completely different language that we share with our subculture of writers.
Katie and I have been lucky enough to attend the L.A. SCBWI Conference for the past three years, and we've met the greatest people. For example . . . .
I'd like to introduce you to "The Bill Cochran".
Go look at the homepage of his website and look at the quote about him (the one about him being a "tall, goofy, flip-flop wearing guy who does everything from the bottom of his big heart) . . . I'll wait. Oh, and he also has a blog.
Plus, he's written two wonderful picture books:
The Forever Dog (helped us get through the loss of our own beloved "Binx")
My Parents Are Divorced, My Elbows Have Nicknames, and Other Facts About Me
But, the reason that I'm introducing Bill to you now is because he wrote one of the commercials that is going to appear during the Superbowl next weekend!!!! Holy Cow!!! That is, you know, like the SUPER BOWL of commercials. Here's a teaser for his ad for Bridgestone Tires:
“To have a spot run on the Super Bowl is pretty much what we all hope for when you get into the advertising business. The shoot took place over 4 days in October and was followed by countless hours of visual FX wizardry. It was an 8 month journey that will be over in 30 seconds. Yes, that’s right 30 seconds! I hope everyone likes it because I’m very proud of it. The teaser gives a little bit of the story away but not everything, so if you don’t like Spoilers don’t watch. And to all my close friends and supporters in SCBWI all I have to say is “KEYNOTE!”
So, next Sunday don't refill your beer, heat up your queso, or take a bathroom break during the commercials. This one is a must see!!
Way to go Bill!!