Author Archives: Laura Bowers

About Laura Bowers

Laura is a writer, runner, reader, runDisney addict, and blogger at As The Eraser Burns, Joyful Miles, and Write, Run, Rejoice. In the past, she's been a waitress, telemarketer, cook, real estate agent, and during her college days, a costumed character at holiday parades. (Memories of being terrorized as a candy cane still haunt her at night.) At the age of thirty, she pursued her dream of being a writer. Her first novel, Beauty Shop for Rent, a “Steel Magnolias for teens,” was inspired by a rusted sign by a charming old house, and now, she can honestly say that writing is a thousand times more rewarding than being a candy cane!

Coffee & Conversation with Thao Le: From Dreaming to Doing Conference

Happy Friday, everyone! Once again, we are continuing with our series of From Dreaming to Doing SCBWI Conference interviews with some of our amazing guest speakers! This has been our tradition for years since they’re such a great way to … Continue reading

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Read Local Challenge!

Happy Wednesday, everyone! There’s something very cool and awesome going on from now until April 30th: the Read Local Challenge put together by our very own PAL coordinator, Veronica Bartles! Please support your local authors and illustrators by spreading the … Continue reading

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Coffee & Conversation with Susan Stockdale: From Dreaming to Doing Conference

Happy Monday, everyone! We are continuing with our pre-From Dreaming to Doing SCBWI Conference guest speaker interviews. In case you’ve missed our first three, here’s the links: Patricia Powell, author Alyssa Nassner, illustrator and designer Liz Kossnar, Associate Editor, Simon & Schuster … Continue reading

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From Dreaming to Doing Conference: Critique Reminder

Wow, can it really be February 1st, already? January just swooshed on by and before we know it, it will be time to pack our bags for the upcoming From Dreaming to Doing Conference in Buckeystown, Maryland on March 18-19th. … Continue reading

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Coffee & Conversation with Patricia Hruby Powell: From Dreaming to Doing Conference

It’s that time of year again! When we showcase the many awesome presenters that are lined up for the upcoming From Dreaming to Doing SCBWI MD/DE/WV Conference on March 17-18th! We like to do this as a way for participants … Continue reading

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Upcoming Events: This Weekend’s Write-In/Sketch-In and More

Happy Monday, everyone! We post a lot of event reminders here at As The Eraser Burns, but that’s because there’s so much going on! We want to make sure you don’t miss a thing. With that in mind, get out … Continue reading

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From Dreaming to Doing SCBWI Conference: Bookstore Information

Happy Wednesday, everyone! I’m relaying some information regarding book sales at our upcoming From Dreaming to Doing SCBWI Conference that co-regional advisor, Kathy McMillan shared via email. If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments below and … Continue reading

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Congratulations to our Jack Reid Illustrator Scholarship Winner | From Dreaming to Doing Conference

Here’s another congratulations and mighty woo-HOO to our Jack Reid Scholarship winners for the upcoming From Dreaming to Doing Annual Conference on March 18-19! Last Friday, I showcased Kirsten Traynor, winner of the author division. Today, I’m shining the spotlight … Continue reading

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Congratulations to our Jack Reid Scholarship Winner | From Dream to Doing SCBWI MD/DE/WV Conference

Congratulations and a mighty woo-HOO to our Jack Reid Scholarship winners for the upcoming From Dreaming to Doing Annual Conference on March 18-19, 2017! In memory of longtime volunteer Jack Reid, the MD/DE/WV SCBWI Region offers two scholarships, one for … Continue reading

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An As The Eraser Burns Goodbye to Susan Detwiler

Bummer news: The lovely Susan Detwiler is leaving our blogging team, sniff! With over ten years of volunteer work for our SCBWI MD/DE/WV planning committee and nearly two years with the blog, she has certainly been an amazing asset to our region as well as … Continue reading

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