30 episodes

The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators conversations with publishing pros, and award-winning and bestselling writers and illustrators who inform and inspire about the ins and outs of the children's book industry. Find out about the craft and creative process behind young adult novels, picture books, middle-grade fiction, graphic novels, and nonfiction.

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The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators conversations with publishing pros, and award-winning and bestselling writers and illustrators who inform and inspire about the ins and outs of the children's book industry. Find out about the craft and creative process behind young adult novels, picture books, middle-grade fiction, graphic novels, and nonfiction.

    Finding Your Writer's Voice with Margaret Finnegan

    Finding Your Writer's Voice with Margaret Finnegan

    In this episode of the SCBWI Podcast, we are joined by Margaret Finnegan!Margaret Finnegan is the author of the Junior Library Guild Selections Sunny Parker Is Here to Stay, New Kids and Underdogs, We Could Be Heroes, and Susie B. Won’t Back Down. Her work has appeared in FamilyFun, the Los Angeles Times, Salon, and other publications. She lives in South Pasadena, California, where she enjoys spending time with her family, walking her dog, and baking really good chocolate cakes. Visit her onl...

    • 51 min
    Celebrating the 100th My Weird School book “Miss Nichol Is In a Pickle!” with Dan Gutman

    Celebrating the 100th My Weird School book “Miss Nichol Is In a Pickle!” with Dan Gutman

    In this episode of the SCBWI Podcast, we are joined by Dan Gutman!New York Times best-selling and award-winning author Dan Gutman has written more than 190 books for readers from kindergarten through middle school. Dan’s My Weird School series includes 100+ titles, and has sold more than 35 million copies globally over the past 20 years. Dan also is the author of the best-selling Genius Files series, the Baseball Card Adventure series, and many more.Dan’s books have been named Junior Library ...

    • 57 min
    Building Empathy Through Storytelling with Dr. Amra Sabic-El-Rayess

    Building Empathy Through Storytelling with Dr. Amra Sabic-El-Rayess

    In this episode of the SCBWI Podcast, we are joined by Dr. Sabic-El-Rayess !Dr. Sabic-El-Rayess first became a teacher as a young teen during the Bosnian Genocide. In a letter written by President Joe Biden himself, he wrote: “I am inspired by the bravery and strength you have shown in the face of heartbreaking tragedy and persecution.” Reflecting on Dr. Amra Sabic-El-Rayess’ award-winning memoir The Cat I Never Named (Bloomsbury, 2020), the President described her as “the very idea of Americ...

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Books, Baseball, and Everything In Between with Phil Bildner

    Books, Baseball, and Everything In Between with Phil Bildner

    In this episode of the SCBWI Podcast, we are joined by Phil Bildner!Phil Bildner is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous books for young people including the NCTE Charlotte Huck Award Honor-winning middle grade novel, A High Five for Glenn Burke, the Margaret Wise Brown Prize-winning picture book, Marvelous Cornelius, and the Texas Bluebonnet Award-winning picture book Shoeless Joe & Black Betsy. Phil is also the author of A Whole New Ballgame, Rookie of the Year, Tournament ...

    • 44 min
    Publicity 101 with Tracy van Straaten

    Publicity 101 with Tracy van Straaten

    In this episode of the SCBWI Podcast, we are joined by Tracy van Straaten!TRACY VAN STRAATEN, Founder and PresidentFounded in 2019, TvS Media Group LLC is an award-winning boutique public relations and consulting firm specializing in book publishing, entertainment, and brand management, with particular expertise in children's and young adult media. Founder and President Tracy van Straaten has more than 30 years of publicity, communications, and marketing experience, and she has created ...

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Always Pushing Forward with Debbie Ridpath Ohi

    Always Pushing Forward with Debbie Ridpath Ohi

    In this episode of the SCBWI Podcast, we are joined by Debbie Ridpath Ohi!Debbie Ridpath Ohi is a children’s book author and illustrator who has helped create over 20 books for young people. She loves her job. She is the author and illustrator of I WANT TO READ ALL THE BOOKS, WHERE ARE MY BOOKS?, and SAM & EVA (Simon & Schuster). Her illustrations have appeared in books by Judy Blume, Michael Ian Black, Linda Sue Park, and others. You can find Debbie on Bluesky, SubStack, Instagram, h...

    • 50 min

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