Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

April 2022 Member Good News

Congrats to Susan Wroble (Co-RA) and Rachel Funez (Critique Group Coordinator), who both had picture book manuscripts selected as finalists in the #PBParty 2022 Showcase. Agents and Editors will have a chance to view the finalists and make requests through the week of March 21st.
Lynn Becker’s debut picture book, MONSTERS IN THE BRINY, illustrated by Scott Brundage and published by Sleeping Bear Press, releases on April 15th. Watch the trailer here. Warning: you may find yourself singing along…
Penny Berman is happy to announce that THE ODIFEROUS DESTINY OF ALEXANDER SPARKS, won the Middle Grade Grand Prize in Book Pipeline’s 2021 Unpublished Competition. Learn more here. Penny is also on Twitter @PennyJoBerman.
Nancy Carlisle and Sage Green Press published SAVING THE SEAS FOR THE PURPLE AND GREEN: A STORY OF CLEANING UP THE OCEAN. A girl loves tide pools, but notices garbage amongst the colorful creatures. Conservationists are cleaning up the beach and she decides to help. Available on Amazon or her website here.
Chris Cross has just released her debut YA fantasy novel BRIO (book 1 in the Crafter series), published through Hadleigh House Publishing. Find out more at her website here or on Instagram @chriscrossauthor.
Heather Brockman Lee signed a deal to illustrate SHE IS MAMA by Mackensie Porter for Little Simon.
Our Sunday Visitor has published BECKONING, a YA novel by Claudia Cangilla McAdam. Tabby’s world turns upside down when her dad, never a man of faith, experiences a miraculous healing and conversion to Christ. Through Scripture, she mentally time-travels to first-century Jerusalem to discover the source of her father’s faith.
Congratulations to Katy McQuaid for receiving the 2022 Independent Press Book Award Distinguished Favorite in the category of Children’s: Inspirational/Motivational. EVERYBODY LOVES GRACE: A TRUE STORY OF GRACE’S ADVENTURE TO PENNSYLVANIA endears readers with Grace’s story about Aging with Grace and there’s no place like home.
Todd Mitchell’s personal-development book for writers, artists, and creators who want to enhance their relationship with creativity, BREAKTHROUGH: HOW TO OVERCOME DOUBT, FEAR, AND RESISTANCE TO BE YOUR ULTIMATE CREATIVE SELF, has been selected as a finalist for a Foreward Indies Book of the Year Award. Additionally, his middle grade steampunk eco-fantasy novel THE NAMER OF SPIRITS has been listed as a finalist for the Green Earth Book Award.
Ann Morris’s first young adult novel-in-verse THIN was published March 10, 2022, by Next Chapter. It’s available on many sites, including Amazon and Goodreads. Connect with Ann on her website here and on Facebook here.
Kaz Windness signed a deal to illustrate OLLIE, THE ACORN, AND THE MIGHTY IDEA by Andrew Hacket for Page Street Kids.