Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

January 2020 Member Good News

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

Read all the latest and greatest here…

First Laugh, Welcome Baby, created by Nancy Bo Flood in collaboration with Rose Tahe (Dine’)  and illustrated by Jonathan Nelson (Dine’), was listed on Pernille Ripp’s blog post as one of the best picture books of 2019.


Darby Karchut’s THE RED CASKET (#2 in the DEL TORO MOON series) releases January 14 from Owl Hollow Press. More information may be found at


Kelly McWilliams’s young adult novel AGNES AT THE END OF THE WORLD (Little, Brown) comes out June 9, 2020. The Village meets Octavia Butler’s PARABLE OF THE SOWER in this unique, voice-driven novel. The author lives in Colorado Springs with her family. Learn more at


Lydia Rueger’s first picture book, Victor and the Vroom, has just been published by Elk Lake Publishing. It’s a story about a regular car with an extraordinary engine, inspired by her son’s ADHD diagnosis. Currently available in paperback on Amazon. Available soon in hardcover and paperback for bookstores. Learn more here.