Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

SCBWI INW Volunteers

The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators is an international organization run almost entirely by volunteers. We are the only group in eastern Washington and North Idaho that educates, supports, and publicizes authors and illustrators of children’s and YA literature. We rely on the time, talent, and energy of our members to continue our exceptional programming.


SCBWI Inland Northwest Volunteer Team

Regional Advisor Rachel Hamby, email Rachel

Assistant Regional Advisor Annette Bay Pimentel, email Annette

Illustrator Coordinator Kyle Cossairt, email Kyle

PAL (Published and Listed) Coordinator Kris Dinnison, email Kris

Critique Group Facilitator Carol Nelson, email Carol

Newsletter Editor Julie Coyle  

Social Media Facilitator Katie Frey 

Indie/Self Publishing Facilitator Mary Pat Kanaley 



Equity and Inclusion Team Members

3 Group Leaders for Quarterly “Creative Conversations”  (PB, YA, Illustration) 


Would you like to get involved? Contact us today!