SCBWI Arkansas author Mary Nida Smith will celebrate 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.
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.
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.
SCBWI Arkansas author Karen Akins will present 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 will present 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.
SCBWI Arkansas illustrator Nathaniel Dailey will visit 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.
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.
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.
SCBWI Arkansas illustrator Takako Fisher celebrated the release of Springtime Babies, a Little Golden Book, on January 9. Visit her website at takakofisher.com.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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