Top Ten Things I’ve Learned being the Regional Advisor (RA) for SCBWI Iowa^M

-Posted on: June 7, 2019

  1. Everyone involved in SCBWI Iowa is a volunteer, including the regional team.


  1. Attendees like desserts at conferences.


  1. No matter what meal you serve, someone will hate it. Especially if it’s salmon.


  1. Many SCBWI members don’t know all
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Link back: Top 30 Publishing Tips from Authors at the DSM Book Festival^M

-Posted on: April 2, 2019

I had the pleasure of attending the DSM Book Festival this weekend and got to hear from so many inspiring authors. Our very own SCBWI published authors made up the Writing for Children panel. Including: Cindy Chambers Johnson, Katie Kennedy, … (Read More)

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Why You Should Consider a Writer’s Retreat^M

-Posted on: April 1, 2019


Why You Should Consider a Writer’s Retreat:

I had the opportunity to spend a week with Jane Yolen, Heidi Semple, and many other amazing authors in November at Highlights Retreat in Pennsylvania. Dream come true!

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Faculty Interviews for the MMW Conference^M

-Posted on: March 13, 2019

Are you ready for the fair?

We are getting so excited for the upcoming Marvelous Midwest Conference in Naperville, May 3rd thru the 5th.

Before you attend the conference, be sure to check out the latest interview with our amazing … (Read More)

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Local Author Panel at Des Moines Book Festival^M

-Posted on: March 9, 2019

SCBWI Author Panel at Upcoming Des Moines Book Festival!

Please join us for an SCBWI panel at 1:00 on Saturday, March 30 at the Des Moines Book Festival at the Capital Square in downtown Des Moines.

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New Resources for All Children’s Book Writers to Check Out!^M

-Posted on: February 28, 2019

2 New Resources for Children's Writers

2 New Bloggers to Check out This Month!

I am excited to feature Brooke Van Sickle and her website, JOURNEY TO KIDLIT, and Linda Skeers and her collaborative website, NONFICTION NINJAS. Both of these websites offer a plethora of information (Read More)

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Rahele’s Art in NYC^M

-Posted on: February 18, 2019

Iowa SCBWI is so proud of Rahele!

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Ta-dah! Rahele’s Art in NYC!^M

-Posted on: February 18, 2019

Rahele and her art for the NYC SCBWI Winter Conference.

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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.
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Crystal Kite^M

-Posted on: August 14, 2018

Sarvinder Naberhaus winner of the 2018 SCBWI Crystal Kite Award for Blue Sky, White Stars. Illustrated by Kadir Nelson.

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