Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

April 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…

Teresa Funke and Victory House Press announce the fifth installment in Funke’s Home-Front Heroes series of middle-grade books about WWII, which debuted on March 1. “War on a Sunday Morning” tells the story of a timid Navy officer’s daughter who witnesses the attack on Pearl Harbor. To learn more, click here

Susan Gray Gose of Lander, WY, was awarded a Professional Development Grant from the Wyoming Arts Council to attend the Big Sur in the Rockies Children’s Book Writing Workshop May 18-20 in Boulder, Colorado.

David Meissner’s nonfiction article about basketball player Leandro Barbosa’s journey from Brazil to the NBA appears in the March 2018 issue of HIGHLIGHTS MAGAZINE. David interviewed Barbosa in person for the article, which you can read here.

Todd Mitchell’s middle grade novel THE LAST PANTHER (Delacorte Press) was selected as a finalist for the Colorado Book Award. Todd will be doing a reading with other finalists in the juvenile and YA literature categories on April 22nd at Denver’s BookBar, 4:30-6:00pm. It’s a great event for Earth Day!

MISS, the screenplay by Judith Robbins Rose, adapted from her middle grade novel LOOK BOTH WAYS IN THE BARRIO BLANCO, has received a second place award in the 2018 Women in Film and Media Colorado Screenplay Contest.

Heather Sappenfield will be joining the faculty of Writing the Rockies, July 18-22. This vibrant conference, part of the MA/MFA Program at Western State Colorado University, has a strong YA/MG component.

Path of the Thunderbird: A Grand Canyon Adventure, written by SCBWI member Pat Toole and Sara Miller, is a finalist in the 2018 Colorado Book Awards Juvenile Literature Category. This book, published in 2017 by the Grand Canyon Association, is a middle grade novel.