Professor Sheli Petersen participated in the Highlights Foundation Workshop "Super Children's Book Boot Camp" from September 10 - 13 (Honesdale, PA). Professor Petersen's current picture book project Carmen and Angelo, a story about an innovative raven couple, was critiqued by Caldecott Honor winning illustrators Denise Fleming and Peter Brown; nationally recognized illustrators Pat Cummings and Greg Pizzoli; children's publishing veteran Ruben Pfeffer, owner of Rubin Pfeffer Content Literary Agency; Martha Rago, Random House/Golden Books Young Readers Group Creative Director; and Nancy Paulsen, President & Publisher of Nancy Paulsen Books, a Penguin imprint. Acceptance to the international workshop was juried. ​