Recap of the Iowa SCBWI Illustrator Exhibit^M

-Posted on: August 28, 2018


Click here to see a short video and recap of our 2018 Iowa Illustrator Exhibit.
Thank you to everyone who worked to make it happen.
(Read More)



Read More

 
A Chat With Cindy Chambers Johnson and the Smooch-Tastic Russell^M

-Posted on: June 9, 2018


by Liz Bedia

RUSSELL WRESTLES THE RELATIVES ​by Cindy Chambers Johnson, illustrated by Daniel Duncan (Aladdin–Simon & Schuster)

Who doesn’t remember family gatherings as a child where one of your relatives gave you a bear hug so tight that you (Read More)



Read More

 
Feel like there’s no time?^M

-Posted on: May 22, 2018


By Debbie LaCroix 

I’ve met so many amazing authors over the past years! All are at different levels in their careers.
And success is different for each of them.

I want you to think about what success means to you. … (Read More)



Read More

 
Linda Skeers Writes about Amazing Women^M

-Posted on: September 5, 2017


 Skeers headshot 4   Skeers Blog  Dare 2 Skeers toys 5 Skeers Blog Imposs 3Skeers Blog 1  

MEET THE WRITER
Linda Skeers loves to write and read about strong, courageous women. She has highlighted 52 of them in her new collective biography Women Who Dared: 52 Stories of Daredevils, Adventurers, and Rebels. (Read More)



Read More

 
Inside Scoop! SCBWI-Iowa Fall Conference^M

-Posted on: August 8, 2017


Unleash your storytelling superpower and enthusiasm for children's literature!

Want to get better at your craft? Share work with an editor or agent? Have lunch with an award-winning author? If so, we have a conference for you! 

On October 13-14-15 … (Read More)



Read More

 
Gunnufson’s Books Make Readers Laugh^M

-Posted on: June 11, 2017


charlotte 1    charlotte 4    charlotte 2    charlotte redo 1 charlotte redo 2    charlotte redo 3    OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA    OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA   

By Barb Kramer

MEET CHARLOTTE!

Charlotte Gunnufson writes books that make readers laugh right out loud. So it was no surprise that the launch party for … (Read More)



Read More

 
Rachel Martin on Character and Conflict^M

-Posted on: June 8, 2017


Rachel Martin 4     Rachel Martin 3     Rachel Martin 1     Rachel Martin 2

Meet Rachel Martin!

Rachel Martin comes from a long line of storytellers. Her love for stories led to a journalism degree and a career writing and editing for local newspapers, national (Read More)



Read More

 
Jennifer Black Reinhardt on Writing and Illustrating^M

-Posted on: May 7, 2017


Jennifer 1    Blue Ethel Jennifer 3   ethel 5 jennifer   Jennifer Yaks 2    Yaks More Jennifer   Jennifer Inventor    Jennifer Rabbi  Jennifer Adventures 

MAKING PEOPLE SMILE

Jennifer Black Reinhardt writes on her website that when she was in elementary school, she wanted to draw the pictures on greeting cards.  “I (Read More)



Read More

 
Barb Kramer on Non-Fiction^M

-Posted on: April 15, 2017


Barb 2kramer 2 kramer 3 kramer 4 kramer 5

Barb Kramer knows a thing or two about non-fiction. This SCBWI-Iowa member has worked as an instructor and freelance writer for over 20 years, specializing in the educational marketplace. Most recently, she's become well-known for her biographies, with subjects from inventor … (Read More)



Read More

 
Susan Schmid on Growing an Idea (and a Series)^M

-Posted on: March 20, 2017


Susan new 3      susan 7      susan 5      susan 4

When talent, hard work, and perseverance combine, it can be magical. At least it has been a magical combination for Susan Schmid as she writes her most recent series, 100 Dresses

ABOUT (Read More)



Read More