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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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)

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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)

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Linda Skeers Writes about Amazing Women^M

-Posted on: September 5, 2017

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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)

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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)

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Gunnufson’s Books Make Readers Laugh^M

-Posted on: June 11, 2017

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By Barb Kramer


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

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Rachel Martin on Character and Conflict^M

-Posted on: June 8, 2017

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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)

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Jennifer Black Reinhardt on Writing and Illustrating^M

-Posted on: May 7, 2017

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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)

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Barb Kramer on Non-Fiction^M

-Posted on: April 15, 2017

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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)

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

-Posted on: March 20, 2017

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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

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