News & Updates on SCBWI Arkansas Members



Takako Fisher

SCBWI Arkansas illustrator Takako Fisher will celebrate the release of Springtime Babies, a Little Golden Book, on January 9. For more information, visit her website at




Meg Welch Dendler

SCBWI Arkansas author Meg Welch Dendler will celebrate the release of Bianca: The Brave Frail and Delicate Princess on December 1. For more information, visit her website at



Janet B. Taylor

SCBWI Arkansas author Janet B. Taylor celebrated the release of Sparks of Light, the sequel to her debut novel Into the Dim from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, on August 1. She signed books at her book launch party in Little Rock. For more information, visit her website at



Erica Swallow

SCBWI Arkansas author Erica Swallow was interviewed on KTHV 11 about her new book series on kid entrepreneurs: She and illustrator Li Zeng spoke about creating and publishing a book series, Entrepreneur Kid, March 31. For more information, visit

Kristin L. Gray

SCBWI Arkansas author Kristin L. Gray celebrated the release of her debut middle-grade novel, Vilonia Beebe Takes Charge, from Paula Wiseman Books/Simon & Schuster on March 7. She signed books in Fayetteville, Little Rock and Rogers. For more information, visit her website at


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