SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

News & Updates on SCBWI Arkansas Members

2019

May


Kristin L. Gray

SCBWI Arkansas author Kristin L. Gray celebrated the release of Koala Is Not a Bear from Sterling Children’s Books on May 7. Visit her website at kristinlgray.com.



April


Kimberly Mitchell

SCBWI Arkansas author Kimberly Mitchell celebrated the release of Pen & Quin: International Agents of Intrigue – The Mystery of the Painted Book from Vinspire Publishing on April 30. Visit her website at kimberlymitchell.us.




2018

September 2018


Mary Nida Smith

SCBWI Arkansas author Mary Nida Smith celebrated the release of her poem in The Poetry of Us, a National Geographic anthology edited by U.S. Children’s Poet Laureate J. Patrick Lewis, on September 25.


Anita Stafford

SCBWI Arkansas author Anita Stafford visited the Greene County Library on September 12 for a book signing for The Legend of Sassafras House. More information at anitastafford.com.



August 2018


Anita Stafford

SCBWI Arkansas author Anita Stafford celebrated the release of The Legend of Sassafras House from Dreaming Big Publications in August. Visit her website at anitastafford.com.



June 2018


Kathy Watson

SCBWI Arkansas author Kathy Watson visited the Van Buren Public Library on June 20 for story time and a book signing for My City is a Fort (2018, Times Record Books), which celebrates the city of Fort Smith’s Bicentennial. More information at timesrecordbooks.com.



May 2018


Kathy Watson

SCBWI Arkansas author Kathy Watson visited several Fort Smith schools to share her book My City is a Fort (2018, Times Record Books). More information at timesrecordbooks.com.



April 2018


Karen Akins

SCBWI Arkansas author Karen Akins presented All I Really Need to Know, I Learned in Publishing at the Bentonville Youth Literature Festival on April 28. More information at bentonvillelibrary.org.


Kristin L. Gray

SCBWI Arkansas author Kristin L. Gray presented Let’s Hear It for Research: How True Facts Inform Fiction at the Bentonville Youth Literature Festival on April 28. More information at bentonvillelibrary.org.



March 2018


Nathaniel Dailey

SCBWI Arkansas illustrator Nathaniel Dailey visited Crystal Hill Elementary on March 6 for a book presentation and signing of Goodnight Little Rock (2016, Ampersand) with the author. More information at goodnightlittlerock.com.



February 2018


Nathaniel Dailey

SCBWI Arkansas illustrator Nathaniel Dailey visited Forest Park Elementary on February 26 and at Clinton Elementary on February 27 for a book presentation and signing of Goodnight Little Rock (2016, Ampersand) with the author. More information at goodnightlittlerock.com.



January 2018


Kimberly Mitchell

Vinspire Publishing will publish SCBWI Arkansas author Kimberly Mitchell’s middle grade mystery series, Pen and Quin: International Agents of Intrigue. Visit her website at kimberlymitchell.us.


Kristin L. Gray

Sterling Children’s Books will publish SCBWI Arkansas author Kristin L. Gray’s debut picture book, Koala Is Not a Bear, in spring 2019. Visit her website at kristinlgray.com.


Takako Fisher

SCBWI Arkansas illustrator Takako Fisher celebrated the release of Springtime Babies, a Little Golden Book, on January 9. Visit her website at takakofisher.com.




2017

December 2017


Meg Welch Dendler

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



October 2017


Emily Roberson

Farrar, Straus and Giroux will publish SCBWI Arkansas author Emily Roberson’s debut young adult novel, Lifestyles of Gods and Monsters, in fall 2019. Visit her website at emilyrobersonbooks.com.



August 2017


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. Visit her website at janetbtaylor.com.



July 2017


Nathaniel Dailey

SCBWI Arkansas illustrator Nathaniel Dailey celebrated the release of The Adventure of Thomas The Turtle, from Jupiter Scientific. For more information, visit his SCBWI profile page.



March 2017


Erica Swallow

SCBWI Arkansas author Erica Swallow was interviewed on KTHV 11 about her new book series on kid entrepreneurs: http://www.thv11.com/news/local/arkansas-author-tells-stories-of-successful-kid-run-businesses-in-new-series/426278992. She and illustrator Li Zeng spoke about creating and publishing a book series, Entrepreneur Kid, March 31. For more information, visit https://live.kickstarter.com/erica-swallow/live/how-we-created-four-childrens-books-about-kid-entrepreneurs.


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. Visit her website at kristinlgray.com.


 

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