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.

Coffee and Conversation with Leila Sales: From Dreaming to Doing

Welcome, Friday! Weather forecasters are calling for a taste of spring this weekend. I hope you’ll get out and enjoy it, but not before you take time to learn about another amazing faculty member from our From Dreaming to Doing conference. I’m so … Continue reading

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Coffee and Conversation with Laura Shovan: From Dreaming to Doing Conference

Happy blustery Monday! As we get closer to our From Dreaming to Doing Conference, which is just under a month away, we’re continuing with interviews of our amazing faculty members. I’m so happy to welcome fellow area member and Marylander, the … Continue reading

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Coffee and Conversation with Liz Kossnar: From Dreaming to Doing Conference

We’re just steamrolling ahead with our From Dreaming to Doing conference faculty interviews.  Up next is Liz Kossnar, Associate Editor at Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. Liz began her career in children’s publishing managing the review websites and, … Continue reading

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Coffee and Conversation with Alyssa Nassner: From Dreaming to Doing Conference

Good Monday morning! We are on February’s doorstep, yet it seems like yesterday we were just celebrating Christmas. And our “From Dreaming to Doing” Conference is less than two months away! Time has definitely sprouted wings! Today we have another … Continue reading

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“From Dreaming to Doing” – Registration opening soon!!!!!

Happy Friday!! Some of us got our first “accumulation” of snow over night. Winter is finally here, but never fear. The days are officially getting longer and hope springs eternal. Speaking of Spring… Monday is the first day of registration … Continue reading

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Here comes November…

  With the 31st just on the other side of the weekend, don’t forget about registering for CritiqueFest. Are you working on a middle grade or young adult novel? Then this is the event for you! Our eight faculty members are all published … Continue reading

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Book Release and some Coffee and Conversation with Laura Gehl

Congratulations and major woo-hoo’s to Maryland author Laura Gehl on the August 9th release of her latest book, Peep and Egg: I’m not Trick-or-treating! “Peep is so excited to go trick or treating with Egg!  But Egg is not trick … Continue reading

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Happy Book Birthday: Coffee and Conversation with Leona Illig!

Congratulations to Leona Illig on the release of her book The Elephant and the Bird Feeder (1st Ride Enterprises)!! “Young readers will eagerly follow the adventures of an unlikely trio—an elephant, a parrot, and a boy—as they journey through the back … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget about #SCBWIsocial!

Happy Summer!! We’re definitely in the throes of a typical one for the Mid-Atlantic with plenty of heat and humidity. If it all gets to be too much, let me remind you it could be worse: There, now. Don’t you  feel better? … Continue reading

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A Procrastinator’s To-Do List: How to Sap Energy and Creativity from your Writing

Hello and welcome to my new feature that gives you handy tools on how to stop your writing endeavors. The neat thing is, these can be used at any point in your career – whether you are a newbie or published author! … Continue reading

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