Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

March 2019 Member Good News

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

Read all the latest and greatest here…


Jean Alfieri’s book, ZUGGY THE PUG – SIX TALES, is a collection of short story poems starring an often mischievous and always adorable Pug. The book was highlighted in an article about the author which ran in Westword on February 14, 2019.


Fleur Bradley’s short middle-grade mystery story THE PERFECT ALIBI will be published in SUPER MYSTERIOUS PUZZLERS, a Mystery Writers of America middle-grade anthology edited by Chris Grabenstein, with an expected publication in Fall 2020 (HarperCollins).


Rachel Delaney Craft’s short story “Sisters and Other Life-Forms” appeared in the children’s sci-fi anthology YOUNG EXPLORER’S ADVENTURE GUIDE, VOLUME 5, published by Dreaming Robot Press in December 2018.


First Laugh, Welcome Baby, by Nancy Bo Flood and created in collaboration with Rose Tahe (Dine’), illustrated by Jonathan Nelson (Dine’) has been selected for Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2019, a cooperative project of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and the Children’s Book Council.


Esthela Nunez Franco’s self-published picture book, A DAY WITH MOM, released in February 2019. She introduces the loving mom and son giraffe team. A journey of healing for the author who shares a typical day in her life and how her son (who was born sleeping) is present.


Jolene Gutiérrez’s picture book MAC AND CHEESE AND THE PERSONAL SPACE CASE will be published by Clear Fork/Spork in late 2019. She was also the winner of the Writing Magic 2018 holiday contest with her story FRIDA FIREFLY’S GLORIOUS GLOW.


Ingrid Palmer’s contemporary YA novel ALL OUT OF PRETTY (Creston Books 2018) was shortlisted for the In The Margins Fiction Book Award and is also a 2019 ITM Recommended Fiction Book List selection.


Dian Curtis Regan is the 2019 Golden Quill Award recipient, given by Friends of the Pikes Peak Library to a local author “who has shown exemplary work in the field of publishing,” for her body of work. The award will be presented at a luncheon at the Antlers on April 20th. Ticket information here.


Jean Reidy is excited to announce the release of her latest picture book, PUP 681: A SEA OTTER RESCUE STORY (Macmillan/Henry Holt, February 2019). PUP 681 received a Kirkus STARRED review calling the book “unabashedly adorable.”


Kim Tomsic is excited to announce her debut nonfiction picture book, GUITAR GENIUS: How Les Paul Engineered the Solid Body Electric Guitar and Rocked the World! (April 9, 2019 Chronicle Books), is a Junior Library Guild selection.


Laura Resau’s upper middle grade novel, TREE OF DREAMS, will be published on March 26, 2019, by Scholastic. When Coco fears her life in the family chocolate shop is crumbling, a dream leads her deep into the Amazon rainforest… where she discovers how far and wide her heart can grow.