Author Archives: Susan Mannix

About Susan Mannix

Susan worked as a biomedical research editor for the Department of the Navy for fourteen years and has been a member of SCBWI since 2007. She writes young adult and middle grade novels. When she isn’t writing, she spends her time doing all things horses, including attending her teenaged daughters’ many competitions. Susan lives in Maryland on a small farm with her husband, two children, an adorable black lab, two cats, and three horses.

Guest Post: Karen Leggett Abouraya

Happy Summer and welcome June! In keeping with this month’s theme – Diversity – we are fortunate to have Karen Leggett Abouraya’s contribution to ATEB! Karen Leggett Abouraya, a member of SCBWI MD/DE/WV, is a veteran journalist and children’s author who … Continue reading

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Happy Book Birthday, Meg Eden!

Congratulations are in order for area member Meg Eden on the release of Post-High School Reality Quest. Buffy’s your typical cosplaying, retro-gaming, con-going geek girl, but as her high school graduation approaches, she finds she has an unwelcome guest in her … Continue reading

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The Merry Month of May!

Happy Wednesday! May is here! Time for some literary merriment and whatnot. Create more what? More middle grade novels, of course! The best way to do that is by partaking in the wild and crazy May Mid-Grade Madness! That meme … 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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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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It’s Here: From Dreaming to Doing!

Happy almost Conference Day! Seems like yesterday we were opening registration and rolling out the first of our faculty interviews.  I’m so excited for all of the attendees, because each of you are on your unique journey that I hope … Continue reading

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Keynote Speaker Spotlight on Bruce Coville: From Dreaming to Doing

Hey Folks!  From Dreaming to Doing is just two days away! Are you pumped? You better be with our amazing Keynote Speaker, Bruce Coville! Mr.  Coville has published over 100 books for children and young adults, including the international bestseller My Teacher … Continue reading

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Coffee and Conversation with Julie Dietzel-Glair: From Dreaming to Doing

Happy Friday! We’re wrapping up this week with another From Dreaming to Doing faculty interview. Please welcome Julie Dietzel-Glair to the Cyber Cafè! Julie is a Freelance Writer and Library Consultant. She is active in the Association for Library Service to Children and … Continue reading

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Coffee and Conversation with Mary Fan: From Dreaming to Doing Conference

Welcome to March! Not only is it the month that Spring returns (though it seems like it’s already here…can you believe this weather?), but it is also marks the return of our annual  conference. Are you ready for From Dreaming … Continue reading

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Coffee and Conversation with Calef Brown: From Dreaming to Doing Conference

Happy Monday! We have less than three weeks to go until “From Dreaming to Doing.” I trust you’ve been enjoying our faculty interviews and there’s more to come! Here’s who we’ve had visit so far: Katy Kelly, author Andrea Morrison, Literary … Continue reading

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