Tucson Festival of Books

SCBWI: Local Resources for Aspiring Authors and Illustrators

Leaders of the Arizona chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators share the local resources available to aspiring authors and illustrators and practical ideas on how to reach your goal of creating a book for children or teens.

Lori Alexander

Lori Alexander is the author of award-winning nonfiction chapter books as well as picture books and board books for young readers. Her most recent board book, "You Are Getting Sleepy," earned a starred review from School Library Journal, who remarked "this irresistible ode to bedtime rituals is a must-have....

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Tanja Bauerle

Tanja Bauerle, an award-winning children’s book illustrator, is originally from Germany, but grew up outside Melbourne, Australia. She now calls Gilbert home, where she lives with her family and a menagerie of animals....

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Sharon Skinner

Sharon Skinner holds an MA in Creative Writing and is an Author, Certified Book Coach, and Freelance Editor, who helps writers weave their words into stories that shine. Her body of work includes nine published novels, two collections of short stories and poetry, a picture book, and other assorted writings....

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