San Diego picture book writers: I highly recommend UCSD Extension’s “Writing Children’s Picture Books” class. Former Harcourt Children’s Book Senior Editor Diane D’Andrade is teaching it, and she’s amazing. She was my first boss in the children’s book biz, and I—along with many bestselling and award-winning authors and illustrators—have learned so much from her. The class runs July 9, 2011 through Sept 10, 2011. Check it out here.