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

In addition to picture books, Lori Alexander writes chapter books about the fascinating history of science and medicine. She won a Sibert Honor Award for "All in a Drop: How Anton van Leeuwenhoek Discovered an Invisible World," and "A Sporting Chance: How Ludwig Guttmann Created the Paralympic Games" was named a Kirkus Reviews Best Book....

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Tanja Bauerle

Tanja Bauerle, an award-winning children’s illustrator, is originally from Germany, grew up outside Melbourne, Australia and calls Gilbert home. She is assistant regional advisor for the SCBWI Arizona....

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Sharon Skinner

Sharon Skinner is an Author and Freelance Editor who helps writers weave their words into stories that shine. She serves as Regional Advisor for SCBWI AZ. Her newest middle-grade novel is "Lostuns Found....

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Cactus Queen
Minerva Hoyt Establishes Joshua Tree National Park
Lori Alexander
Astra Publishing House
March 2024
ISBN 9781662680212
40 pages

What's a Germ, Joseph Lister?
The Medical Mystery That Forever Changed the Way We Heal
Lori Alexander
HarperCollins Publishers
October 2023
ISBN 9780358538172
144 pages
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Lostuns Found
Sharon Skinner
Brick Cave Media
April 2022
ISBN 1938190777
256 pages
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