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 received

An Interview with Jamie Weiss Chilton

Posted on: August 26, 2017

We are thrilled to feature Jamie Weiss Chilton of the Andrea Brown Litrary Agency on our blog today. Jamie is one of our all-star faculty members at our fall conference this September.
Here's an exerpt 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 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 literary agent in …

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 …

10 questions with Salina Yoon Plus a Contest!

Posted on: July 5, 2017


Salina Yoon's characters reading a bookI interviewed author/illustrator Salina Yoon about her unique path to becoming the author/illustrator that she is today. She has published over 150 childrens and novelty books, created the popular pengin picture book series, and will be one of the keynote speakers at …

Meet Literary Agent: Natascha Morris!

Posted on: June 22, 2017


BookEnds Literary Agency

Hello NTX SCBWI. Good news! An awesome new agent has rolled into town — Natascha Morris has joined BookEnds Agency. Natascha is actually returning to her home state of Texas — WELCOME BACK, NATASCHA! She returns to us from Simon

My Take on “A Year in the Life of a Self-Published Author”

Posted on: May 24, 2017

By Gaye Galloway


SCBWI’s May event, A Year in the Life a Self-Published Author, featured YA Dallas author, Jane Alvey Harris. Her presentation was intended to help us avoid some of the pitfalls she has encountered during her journey to …

Leticia Garcia gets Schooled on School Visits

Posted on: April 10, 2017


When I checked my e-mails, my eyes were drawn to a message from North Texas SCBWI. I read, "Schooled on School Visits Workshop," and I devoured the information. It was Thursday night and the workshop would be on the following …