Illustrator Spotlight Jessica Linn Evans^M

-Posted on: February 20, 2019

Our featured artist for March is published author/illustrator Jessica Linn Evans. Below is the rest of her interview.

You earned a BFA in Studio Arts from the University of Idaho and worked as an Art Director/Graphic Designer. How have those

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February 2019 Updates^M

-Posted on: February 8, 2019

Update from February 8, 2019

The SCBWI Golden Kite Gala kicks off the NYC Winter Conference tonight (2pm Pacific). You can watch the live feed on SCBWI’s Facebook page. Here in the Inland Northwest, we have a Golden Kite celebration …

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January 10, 2019 Updates^M

-Posted on: January 13, 2019

Hello INW Members,


As your newly appointed RA, one of my goals is to keep you informed. In addition to our quarterly newsletter, Creative Currents, I will send an email the 10thof every month to pass along …

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Praise for the INW-SCBWI Mentorship Program^M

-Posted on: June 22, 2018

Our pilot mentorship paired writer Charlie Cudney with middle-grade novelist John Bladek (Lost in Ghostville, 2016). It was a terrific match-up in more ways than one.  Charlie had written a draft of a humorous MG… Click here to read more

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The Publication of Little Mouse and Friends^M

-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 …

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Amber J. Keyser our 2017 Keynote Speaker^M

-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 …

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Author Annette Bay Pimentel^M

-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 

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YA Author, Stephanie Oakes^M

-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 …

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A Picture Book Book Launch Party at Auntie’s!^M

-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

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Say Hello to . . . Jessixa Bagley!^M

-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 …

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