Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Small Press Publication: A Conversation with Three Picture Book Authors

Date(s) - 03/15/2023
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm



Join 3 Inland Northwest Picture Book Authors for a discussion about publishing with a small press.


Participants will gain tips, insights, and advice for:


–Submitting to

–and Working with a small press.

If you’re curious about small presses and wondering if this path is right for your manuscript, join us!

**A Zoom link will be emailed to all registered participants on Wednesday, March 15th by noon PST.

**This panel discussion will be recorded.

**The recording will be emailed on Thursday, March 16th.


Our Panelists

Sherri Maret was a teacher/librarian before retiring early so she could pursue her dream of becoming an author of children’s books. She was born and raised in Texas but has lived all over the country. The Cloud Artist, which is in English and Choctaw, celebrates her Choctaw heritage from her mother’s side of the family. She now has five books in print and is waiting to hear if two more book projects will begin in the near future. At this time, she represents herself but hopes someday she can get an agent to take her to the next level.  Dream big has always been one of her mottos.



Pam Webb has lived in the greater Pacific Northwest all her life. A former librarian and English teacher, she is an avid reader who likes lounging in her backyard hammock whenever time and weather permits. She enjoys activities such as blowing bubbles, watching sunsets, and eating dessert first. Her publishing credits include Highlights for Children, Boys’ Life, Brio, Guideposts for Kids among other publications. She was awarded Author of the Month by Highlights for her story “Marvin Composes a Tea.” She is a contributor to two separate Boyds Mills Press anthologies and has an essay in Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Multitasking Mom’s Survival Guide. Her debut picture book, Someday We Will, was published in 2020.


Diane Worthey is the author of two award-winning picture book biographies about women who broke barriers in classical music, IN ONE EAR; OUT THE OTHER: ANTONIA BRICO; HER AMAZINGLY MUSICAL LIFE (Penny Candy Books, 2020) and RISE UP WITH A SONG: THE TRUE STORY OF ETHEL SMYTH, SUFFRAGETTE COMPOSER (Bushel & Peck Books, 2022) In addition to writing books for children, Diane teaches the violin and viola for the University of Idaho Preparatory Division and performs in the first violin section of the Washington-Idaho Symphony.






Their Books







(Click covers for more info.)

Twelve Days of Winter by Sherri Maret, illustrated by Thomas Hilley More by Sherri Maret 

Someday We Will by Pam Webb, illustrated by Wendy Leach More by Pam Webb

Rise Up with a Song by Diane Worthey, illustrated by Helena Perez Garcia More by Diane Worthey 


This event will be recorded. A link to the recording will be sent to all registered participants within 24 hours following the live event. .