Promotion Opportunities at TLA^M

-Posted on: March 7, 2023

Promotion Opportunities at TLA

Hey Texas SCBWIers!

The Texas Library Association convention is in Austin this year, on April 19-21, and we’re excited to offer you the opportunity to sign and sell or giveaway your books at our booth. You

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Challenge Yourself!^M

-Posted on: November 1, 2019

Happy November, North Texas!

As the end of the year creeps (or sprints) ever closer, you might be feeling like you haven’t achieved everything you set out to do this year. You might suspect time has gotten away from you. …

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Fall 2019 Faculty Spotlight: Katrina Damkoehler, Random House^M

-Posted on: September 9, 2019

  1. What brought you to this career path? Please share a little of your background and story with us!

When I was really little, there were things I wanted but couldn’t have—long hair, a Victorian dollhouse, a horse—so I started drawing …

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Fall 2019 Faculty Spotlight: Ann Rose, Prospect Agency^M

-Posted on: August 20, 2019

  1. What brought you to this career path? 

I was never one of those kids who said they were going to be an author when they grew up. I never started writing stories as soon as I could hold a pen, …

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Fall 2019 Faculty Spotlight: Carter Hasegawa, Candlewick^M

-Posted on: June 18, 2019

  1. What brought you to this career path? 

I’ve always been a reader, but it wasn’t until college that I got the idea of publishing into my head. Unfortunately, that was during the dot-com bust, so it took a while before …

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How to Build the Critique Group of your Dreams Faster than an IKEA Table^M

-Posted on: March 5, 2019

By Lenora Biemans

Do you live in the middle of nowhere, have a crazy schedule, can’t find a sitter or simply want to have a critique meeting from your own cozy bed?


There are a million-and-one ways to run a

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Meet Lenora Biemans, our North Texas Critique Group Coordinator^M

-Posted on: January 27, 2019


We are so excited to spotlight our new Critique Group Coordinator, Lenora Biemans today on our blog! Laura recently shared a little about herself and her writing journey.



Tell us a bit about yourself. Where are you 

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Meet Beth Mills, SCBWI-NTX 2018 Portfolio Showcase Winner^M

-Posted on: November 1, 2018


Today we’re spotlighting Beth Mills, the winner of the Portfolio Showcase at our Keep on Truckin’ conference in September! Beth is an author and illustrator represented by Painted Words and has her debut picture book coming out next year! …

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Keep on Truckin’–Reflections on the 2018 SCBWI-NT Fall Conference^M

-Posted on: October 5, 2018

By Katherine Brown

On, September 21st and 22nd, I attended the Keep on Truckin’ conference for SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators). Not knowing what to expect from my first conference, I was delighted by the warm and …

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2018 Fall Conference Faculty Spotlight–Donna Janell Bowman^M

-Posted on: September 8, 2018




The wonderful Donna Janell Bowman is our featured Fall Conference faculty spotlight today. Donna is the author of many books for young readers, including the award-winning picture book biography Step Right Up: How Doc and Jim

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