The Raw Realities of Publishing a Book 

Posted on: June 12, 2018

By Carol Barreyre



(Full post)When I signed my publishing contract last September, I had been writing for about eight years. Even though I’ve been a professional writer and marketer since college, nothing prepared me for the reality

The Magical World of Sean Easley

Posted on: May 19, 2018

By Jennifer Cole Judd


Have you ever fallen into a story and found yourself immersed in a fantastic new world, one that you might never want to leave? That’s the power of world-building, well done.

Our own talented …

Meet Miranda and Baptiste Paul!

Posted on: March 31, 2018

By Jennifer Cole Judd

Our SCBWI North Texas chapter meeting in April features some very special guests! Baptiste and Miranda Paul, a true kid lit dynamic duo, are successful published picture book authors and accomplished speakers.

Baptiste is …

An Interview with Jaimie Whitbread, Illustrator

Posted on: March 14, 2018




We are excited to feature the lovely Jaimie Whitbread on our blog. Jaimie is a member of the North Texas SCBWI chapter, an illustrator, and our featured speaker at our March monthly meeting.

Thank you, Jaimie …

An Interview with Brett Duquette, Editor – Sterling Publishing

Posted on: September 14, 2017

By Korey Scott



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We are happy to have Brett Duquette, Senior Editor at Sterling Publishing on our blog today.  Brett will be joining us on September 23rd for our conference.


Before becoming and editor, Brett

An Interview with Jamie Weiss Chilton

Posted on: August 26, 2017

We are thrilled to feature Jamie Weiss Chilton of the Andrea Brown Literary Agency on our blog today. Jamie is one of our all-star faculty members at our fall conference this September.
Here’s an excerpt from her own bio:

An Interview with 12 X 12 Founder, Julie Hedlund

Posted on: August 5, 2017

By Emily Johnsen


One of the esteemed keynote speakers at this fall's North Texas SCBWI Conference will be children's book author and founder of the 12X12 Picture Book Challenge, Julie Hedlund. I had the honor of e-chatting with Julie to …

An Interview with Susanna Hill

Posted on: July 22, 2017

By Jennifer Judd



Susanna Hill is a picture book writing dynamo, a generous supporter and champion of picture book writers, and one of our featured faculty members at our “It’s Your Business” fall conference. 


Her blog

An Interview with Melissa Edwards

Posted on: July 16, 2017

By Jennifer Cole Judd



We are thrilled to feature Melissa Edwards of Stonesong Literary Agency on our blog today. Melissa is one of our all-star faculty members at our fall conference this September.

Melissa joined Stonesong as a …

What Agent Marisa Corvisiero Taught Me About Persistence

Posted on: July 13, 2017

Writing, for me, has never been hard. I look forward every day to immersing myself in the worlds I create. What is hard, though, is what comes after a work is finished—being disciplined to consistently get my work out and …