Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

August 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…

Colorado Parent Magazine will feature I WILL DANCE in an online round-up of books featuring kids with special needs. This will also be included in their newsletter for parents in Colorado.  An interview with the author, Nancy Bo Flood, is part of the article.


Megan E. Freeman’s novel, ALONEis available for pre-orders (Simon & Schuster). In this harrowing middle grade debut novel-in-verse from a Pushcart Prize–nominated poet, a girl wakes up to find herself utterly alone in her small Colorado town. Perfect for fans of Hatchet and the I Survived series.


In June, Amy Hempe won the award for Best Short Story from the Colorado Authors’ League for “Finding The Perfect Sandy,” which had appeared in the 2019 May/June edition of Cricket Magazine.


“Changing the Story of Mental Illness for Young Readers,” written by SCBWI members Ann Kordahl and Nancy Bo Flood, Ph.D. was accepted for publication in AWP’s Writer’s Chronicle. The article will be included in the Community Crossroads section of an up-coming issue.


Katy McQuaid released her fourth book, “Everybody Loves Grace: A True Story of Grace’s Adventure to Utah” (July 1, 2020). The book includes uplifting new insights for readers of all ages: going places with “just the girls” is empowering; have courage to do the things you want do.


Jean Reidy is thrilled and so very honored that her picture book TRUMAN won the 2020 Colorado Humanities and Center for the Book Colorado Book Award in the Children’s Literature category.