Category Archives: Guest Contributors

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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SCBWI 45th Annual Summer Conference

Today we have a special treat — notes from Sue Poduska about the just-concluded national conference in Los Angeles. Take it away, Sue! LA Rocks! By Sue Poduska, Co-Regional Advisor Here are my notes from the LA conference. They’re a … Continue reading

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Fun With Cross-Pollination in SCBWI

Today we have the pleasure of guest blogger Mike Karg, our region’s Critique Group Coordinator. Take it away, Mike! Fun With Cross-Pollination in SCBWI That’s us in the middle, the orange section we all memorized in Social Studies in 4th grade. … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Write Away Your Anger by S.C. Torrington

Well, this is embarrassing. After going through ATEB folders in my email inbox, I discovered that the following guest contribution from S.C. Torrington for our September Harvesting Ideas monthly theme was never posted. Major face palm smack. My deepest, deepest apologies for … Continue reading

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The passing of our Critique Group Coordinator torch!

Happy Tuesday, all! I’m taking a break from my frantic NaNoWriMo-ing to send out a major welcome to our new regional SCBWI Critique Group Coordinator. But first, my deepest gratitude to our former coordinator, Shelley Koons, for doing an amazing job! For the … Continue reading

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Anna Egan Smucker’s ABC Event Recap by Susan Nicholas

Pretzels and Paintings by Susan Nicholas Writing always makes me hungry. It helps me think better. At least that’s what I tell myself when I nibble my way through story revisions. Today as I sat down to write this article … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Research Lessons from My Fifth-Great-Grandfather by Mike Crowl

We’re ending September with a bang – Hurricane Joaquin on our doorstep and another guest post on this month’s topic “Harvesting Ideas” from one of our area members, Mike Crowl. We may need to show Joaquin the door, but Mike … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Ann McCallum

  Hello everyone! We have the pleasure of another guest today, the lovely Ann McCallum. Ann has some thoughts on inspiration she’d like to share with us. Great Ideas DO fall from Trees GREAT IDEAS don’t fall from trees—or do … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Sue Poduska on the Summer Conference

Happy late August to all of you; I hope your summer has been as pleasant as mine. Today I am pleased to offer you this guest post from our own Sue Poduska, Co-regional Advisor, who attended the 2015 SCBWI Summer Conference … Continue reading

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“Summer Beach Reads – What is Your Favorite Children’s Book?” by David Teague

I was thrilled when I received this submission for our August monthly theme! Many of you remember David Teague when he was a faculty member at our conference last September. He gave some great presentations and is an all-around good guy! David … Continue reading

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