The Publication of Little Mouse and Friends

Posted on: January 9, 2018

by Rachel Hamby


Jeni Leidenfrost and Jessica Linn Evans live in Moscow, Idaho. Jeni is the author of Little Mouse Finds a Friend and Jessica is the Illustrator.  That’s unusual, right? The author and illustrator live in the same …

Amber J. Keyser our 2017 Keynote Speaker

Posted on: September 5, 2017

by Rachel Hamby


One of the first SCBWI events I attended was led by Amber at a library in Beaverton, Oregon.  It was a few years back and I was just testing the kidlit waters, but Amber’s workshop made …

Author Annette Bay Pimentel

Posted on: August 18, 2017

by Rachel Hamby

To get everyone sufficiently jazzed about our September 16th conference, we're highlighting some faculty members on the INW blog. A few  weeks ago we featured Stephanie Oakes. Today Nonfiction Picture Book author, Annette Bay Pimentel 

YA Author, Stephanie Oakes

Posted on: August 1, 2017

Stephanie has a new book coming out this month, and she's presenting at our September conference. We've asked Stephanie to answer a few questions about her books and her breakout sessions. At the end, Stephanie has a party invitation for …

A Picture Book Book Launch Party at Auntie’s!

Posted on: July 13, 2017

Interview with Picture Book Author, Jason Gallaher

by Rachel Hamby



WhoDuring a short break at the SCBWI conference in Los Angeles, Kary Lee and I ran into Jason Gallaher.  Kary has known Jason for some time, so she

Say Hello to . . . Jessixa Bagley!

Posted on: January 12, 2017

From Bright Idea to the Final Page TurnOn January 28, Author/Illustrator Jessixa Bagley, will present as part of our webinar series, From Bright Idea to the Final Page Turn.  Jessixa (pronounced Jessica–"The x is decorative") took home the Washington State Book Award this past October for …

Welcome, Linda Ashman!

Posted on: December 17, 2016

The Inland Northwest Region is fairly small, but we're bringing you some BIG names during our webinar series, From Bright Idea to the Final Page Turn.  Our next interview is with Linda Ashman.  Linda will be our final presenter …

Introducing . . . Josh Funk

Posted on: December 12, 2016

Picture Book author, Josh Funk, will talk about rhyme, meter, and the challenges of writing picture books that follow an added set of rules on February 4th during our webinar series, From Bright Idea to the Final Page Turn.  …

Earn next year’s membership FREE!

Posted on: July 23, 2016

Members: Get your next year's SCBWI Membership FREE!

Sign up for our Professional Critique Event, September 17, 2016 and bring a newbie!

When your friend joins SCBWI, you will receive a one-year free membership extension

beginning whenever your current year expires. 

A Professional Opinion

April Picture Book Intensive

Posted on: May 1, 2016





PB workshop #1

Our regional picture book workshop with Award-winning Author Bonny Becker was a huge success. The daylong event was held at the Eastern Washington University downtown Spokane campus.

Throughout the morning, Bonny focused on picture book …