Category Archives: Guest Contributors

“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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Guest Post: Book Club for Kids by Kitty Felde

Mid-week greetings everyone! Today we have a guest post from SCBWI member Kitty Felde, who is the founder of an amazing program Book Club for Kids. Makes me almost want to be in middle school again! Here’s Kitty telling us … Continue reading

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Guest Post: A Delaware Writer’s Excellent Adventure at the New Jersey SCBWI Conference By Loretta Carlson

For only the second time ever, I ventured out of the Maryland/Delaware/West Virginia region to attend an SCBWI event. When I decided to try the New Jersey SCBWI Annual Summer Conference, boy, did I pick a winner! Over two days … Continue reading

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Guest Post – Reading at Charmington’s by Tracy Gold

Area member Tracy Gold has sent in a guest post about a wonderful opportunity she has organized. Check it out! Reading at Charmington’s with Kate Angelella from Sounding Sea July 2nd When I started writing fiction seriously, I struggled to … Continue reading

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Picture Book Hooks: First Lines by Stacy Couch

Happy Friday, everyone! Today we have another awesome guest contribution for our June Picture Book theme by author Stacy Couch. But first, be sure to mark your calendar for our next ABC Event with young adult author L.V. Pires! Build Your … Continue reading

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Guest Post by Stacy Couch: Spreading the Tweet Love

Happy Friday, everyone! For those readers who pay close attention, you might have noticed how there was no First Friday #SCBWIsocial post last week. After careful consideration, we’ve decided to pull the plug on that venture until September so we can come … Continue reading

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To Self-Publish or Not Self-Publish. That was the Question by Michelle Ray

I’m so happy about the new E! Show Royals, not only because Elizabeth Hurley is awesome, but mostly since the show was inspired by Michelle Ray’s incredible book, FALLING FOR HAMLET. (Congratulations, Michelle!) I’m also doubly happy to learn that Michelle has published … Continue reading

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Guest Post – Flip That Story Upside-Down by Mike Karg

Happy World Read Aloud Day! According to, “Every year on the first Wednesday of March, World Read Aloud Day calls global attention to the importance of reading aloud and sharing stories.” Inspired by this, area member Mike Karg has kindly sent a … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Authorial Doldrums by Mike Crowl

Oh, how I love it when regional members submit articles for us to share! After all, this blog represents everyone in the MD/DE/WV region, so it’s awesome being able to share different and fresh voices. If you’d like to contribute, check out our submission … Continue reading

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Love’s in the air at the SCBWI Eastern PA Chapter

I get the honor today of making an exciting announcement from one of our neighboring SCBWI chapters!  Lindsay Bandy, blog coordinator for the SCBWI Eastern PA Chapter, has sent an invite on behalf of her chapter to come check out … Continue reading

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