SCBWI

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News & Updates on SCBWI Arkansas Members

2018

September


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.



April


Karen Akins

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.



March


Nathaniel Dailey

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.



February


Nathaniel Dailey

SCBWI Arkansas illustrator Nathaniel Dailey will visit 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


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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