Monthly Archives: April 2017

Coffee & Conversation with Suzanna Banwell, our new Critique Coordinator

First off, I must send out a huge THANK YOU to Loretta Carlson for being such an amazing critique coordinator for the past several years! Wow. The task of gathering critique submissions from conference attendees, processing payments, assigning manuscripts to … Continue reading

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SCBWI Crystal Kite Member Choice Award: Round two voting ends on Sunday!

The annual Crystal Kite Award is a peer-given award to recognize great books from 15 SCBWI regional divisions around the world. Round two voting for our division has begun for this year’s Crystal Kite! Here’s instruction on how you can vote … Continue reading

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It’s Springtime!

Hello friends! Spring is finally here and all I have to say is… I know I’m overreacting: we barely got a lick of snow this winter. No matter. There’s nothing like seeing the flowers blossom and fields transition from brown … Continue reading

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Are you ready for some May Mid-grade Madness?

Can you believe it’s almost time for another round of May Mid-Grade Madness? For those who are unfamiliar, MMM is a yearly challenge where brave souls dare to write a mid-grade novel rough draft in the span of four … yes, … Continue reading

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From Dreaming to Doing SCBWI Conference Thoughts

Raise your hand if you had an amazing time at our regional From Dreaming to Doing SCBWI Conference! (Mine is up. Way up!) The presenters this year were amazing and I walked away feeling informed, inspired, and ready to do … Continue reading

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Color Wonder: Hooray for Spring! Book Release

Hello friends! We are having picture-perfect Spring weather, aren’t we? How appropriate that we are celebrating the latest book release by area member Chiêu Anh Urban! Get ready for an inventively visual experience that allows readers to mix and match … Continue reading

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