Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Finding Your Agent Match with Carrie A. Pearson

Date(s) - 02/10/2020
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Webinar Opportunity:

Finding Your Agent Match with Carrie A. Pearson

Date/Time: Monday, February 10th, 2020 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Central Time


Cost: $10 for SCBWI members, $20 for non-members

This event will be recorded. A replay will be available to all those who register until February 24th.

Registration closes on February 7th, 2020.

To register for the webinar:

  • Register and pay at the bottom of this page through
  • Approximately one day before the webinar, you will receive an email containing the link for the Zoom webinar.
  • Approximately one hour before the webinar, you will receive a reminder email containing another link to the Zoom webinar. (So, not to worry if you misplace the first email.)
  • Click on the webinar link to join the live webinar on Monday, February 10th.
  • If you are unable to make the live webinar – you will receive a link to the video recording of Carrie’s presentation a few days after the event. The replay will be available until February 24th, 2020.

Webinar Summary:

Finding Your Agent Match with Carrie A. Pearson

Hopefully, your agent will be a long-term business partner, creative collaborator, negotiations champion, and possibly the go-between for difficult conversations with your publisher. But finding an agent, especially the right agent for you, can be overwhelming. Where do you start? This breakout focuses on preparing for — did you know querying most effectively does NOT begin with your query letter? — and finding the best agent fit for you and your work. It’s not enough to find an agent; the better goal is to find your agent match. Carrie Pearson’s experience spans 12 years in the children’s book industry as an author, SCBWI Regional Advisor and consultant. She’ll share why she’s had three agents (the third one’s the charm!), help you think differently about your agent match, and give you tools to find him/her.


Questions? Please email Liz Gilbert Bedia at



Carrie PearsonCarrie Pearson – Children’s Book Author

Carrie Pearson feels that being a children’s book author represents the best merger of her education, occupations, and passion. She holds a BA in early childhood education from the University of Michigan, taught at the University’s preschool and then moved into the business world for 15+ years. She is now a full-time children’s book author and owner of a consulting business in the children’s book industry focusing on preparing writers to connect with the right agent and making that connection.

Carrie is also the Regional Advisor for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Michigan chapter and a member of the Michigan Reading Association and the Upper Peninsula Publishers and Authors Association. She is the author of two nature informational fiction picture books, A Warm Winter Tail and A Cool Summer Tail with Arbordale Publishing (2012 and 2014) and a narrative nonfiction picture book, Stretch to the Sun: From a Tiny Sprout to the Tallest Tree on Earth with Charlesbridge (2018), a silver Eureka Award winner. A picture book biography about medical trailblazer, Dr. Virginia Apgar, launches fall 2020 with Norton Young Readers, and an exciting nonfiction #strongwomen picture book will be announced soon.

Carrie would love to connect with you on Twitter @carrieapearson, Pinterest @carrieapearson, Instagram and through her websites or