Meet our Volunteers

Connie Heckert







SCBWI-Iowa-Regional Advisor
Connie Heckert
P.O Box 1436
Bettendorf, Iowa 52722-0024





Lisa Morlock works as a writer and educator in Urbandale, Iowa. Her first picture book, Track that Scat!, won the 2013 National Science Teachers Association’s award for Outstanding Trade Books.
Lisa has a master’s degree in education. She’s taught middle school through college language arts classes, worked as a secondary administrator, and written and edited for Perfection Learning Corporation and Meredith Corporation. She currently works for the Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council and serves as the Assistant Regional Advisor for SCBWI-Iowa.
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Assistant Regional Advisor
Lisa Morlock: E-mail


My love of children’s books, art, nature, imagination began as a child growing up in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. I graduated with a degree in natural science illustration and worked as a scientific illustrator for several years. Nothing gives me greater joy than to create imaginative illustrations and stories for children. It is an honor to be serving as the Iowa SCBWI Illustrator Coordinator and Webmaster.
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Illustrator Coordinator/Webmaster
Dorothia Rohner: E-mail



Network Chairs and Assistant Network Chairs:



Des Moines
Becky Janni: E-mail







Eileen Boggess is the author of Mia the Meek (Bancroft Press, 2006), Mia the Melodramatic (Bancroft Press, 2008), Mia the Magnificent (Bancroft Press, 2010), and the play Mia the Melodramatic (2012). 

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Des Moines
Eileen Boggess:E-mail





Iowa City
Wendy Henrichs:


Sioux City
Debbie LaCroix: E-mail


Sarvinder Naberhaus: E-mail

Cedar Rapids & Marion

Suzanne Krejci: E-mail


Listserve Moderator:
Linda Skeers: E-mail




Cindy Johnson writes picture books through middle grade
and lives near Waukee with her husband and two teenaged children. 
When she isn't writing or reading, Cindy can be found working
as a genetic counselor or weeding her garden. She loves getting and
sharing all of the good news our talented region generates!

Good News:
Cindy Johnson: E-mail