Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Behind the Curtain with Wendelin Van Draanen

Date(s) - 02/19/2022
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Rocky Mountain Chapter is proud to host award-winning author Wendelin Van Draanen as the first speaker in our 2022 Connect Speaker Series!

Event description:

Wendelin will share insights from her twenty years in publishing, including story development and structure,  revision (its importance and how to learn to love it), what it means to “be a writer” (habits, training your brain, becoming a finisher), and “a peek behind the curtain” of traditional publishing (agents, editors, copy-editors, design), with a goal of inspiring members to keep writing no matter the obstacles.

About Wendelin:

Wendelin Van Draanen is the bestselling author of more than thirty novels, sold around the world. She has written both series and stand-alone titles including the Edgar-winning 18-book Sammy Keyes series and Flipped, which became a Warner Brothers feature film. Her first non-fiction book, Hope in the Mail: Reflections on Writing and Life, is a craft guide with publishing insights, suitable for anyone who wants to write.

You can find her on Twitter @WendelinVanD or at her website:




A selection of Wendelin’s books may be viewed and purchased from Second Star to the Right Books here.


WHEN: Saturday, February 19, 2022

11:00 AM – 12 Noon PM MDT/1:00 – 2:00PM EDT

Note: This webinar will NOT be recorded.

REGISTER: by February 18, 2022 (scroll down for registration fields)

COST:   RMC Member  Free      SCBWI Member  $15   NONMEMBER  $30.00

Note: RMC SCBWI Members MUST login, and use code “WVDHOPE” (no quote marks) to receive the free pricing. 

We will use as the hosting platform. You will receive a link to the webinar a few days prior to the event. The day of the webinar, simply click on the link.

Terms and Conditions:
By signing up for this event, the registrant acknowledges that audio taping, videotaping and/or transmitting or aiding in any of the foregoing of any part of the webinar is prohibited. Additionally, the material in all handouts and presentations is copyrighted and may not be reprinted, blogged, written, orally transmitted, and/or reproduced without written permission of the copyright holder.

There are no refunds for this event.

If you have questions or experience problems with registration, contact Susan Wroble at