Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

January 2018 Member Good News

Our members have been busy receiving kudos, having books published, winning awards, and more!

Read all the latest and greatest here…

2018 Michelle Begley Mentor Program

Congratulations to the following writers who have been accepted into the 2018 Michelle Begley Mentor Program: Jessica Druga, Meg Fry, Coral Jenrette, Mary Kurt-Mason, Michelle McCormick, Kate McFee, Eileen Ross, Lisa Trank, and Clover Williams. In addition, an extra round of applause goes to Coral Jenrette who received this year’s Writing Roosters Scholarship.


Sara Jade Alan’s debut YA novel, A MESSY, BEAUTIFUL LIFE—about a teen improviser who copes with a heartbreaking diagnosis by entering a comedy contest and falling in love—was published by Entangled Teen on October 2, 2017.


Melanie Crowder’s historical novel, AN UNINTERRUPTED VIEW OF THE SKY, is a Kirkus Best Teen Book of the Year! (Philomel, 2017) And her middle grade novel, THREE PENNIES, is a NYPL Best Book for Kids! (Atheneum, 2017)