Hello, Goodbye – Changes in Your EPA Regional Team! by Lindsay Bandy

Hello School, Goodbye Summer! This time of year is all about beginnings and endings. The same is true here in Eastern PA, as we are shifting responsibilities a bit, welcoming new team members, and saying goodbye to others (though there are no real goodbyes around here – just See Ya Later!) Read on, and be sure to add warm welcomes and warm virtual hugs in the comments!



Goodbye, Kim Briggs!

kim-20-1That’s right, Kim is stepping down as co-RA after a glorious four-year run. She’s going to be spending more time on her writing (woohoo!) and we’ll continue to see her around and celebrate her successes. Thanks, Kim, for making our region such a fun and amazing place to write and illustrate!

Hello, Lindsay Bandy, co-RA!


I’ll be trying to fill Kim’s great big shoes as co-RA, partnering with Alison, and saying goodbye to my roles as blogmaster and ARA.

Hello, Laura Parnum, Blogmaster!

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You’re going to love the very talented and funny Laura Parnum – and if you’ve been around Eastern PA, you probably already do! She’ll be the new contact person for blog submissions – we’ll get all of the submission and contact info updated shortly. Stay tuned!

Hello, Rona Shirdan, Assistant Regional Advisor!


Rona’s going to be our new Assistant Regional Advisor! Hooray! We’re so excited to welcome her to our team!



We’d also like to say…

Hello, YOU!!


We’re always looking for volunteers at events and submissions to our blog. You don’t have to be published or agented. Just willing to get to know some awesome people and further your knowledge of the industry and better your craft. Win-win!

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18 Responses to Hello, Goodbye – Changes in Your EPA Regional Team! by Lindsay Bandy

  1. Kim, thank you for leading our chapter the past four years! I’ve enjoyed every EPA event I’ve attended and know your happy, enthusiastic personality was a big part of that. I wish you the very best in your writing and personal life! I hope to see you soon : )

  2. Rona and Laura, I’m looking forward to having you on the EPA Team!!! I KNOW you’ll do great things : )

  3. Welcome to the team, Laura and Rona! I look forward to seeing more of you! Good luck, Kim, on your exciting writing career!

  4. Kristen C.S. says:

    So many exciting changes for everyone! Kim, you have been an amazing leader and we wish you all the best. Lindsay, Laura and Rona, I’m excited to see all that you will bring to this amazing region. Blessings to all! =)

  5. So excited for what you have planned. Thanks everyone, for you dedication!

  6. Wendy says:

    Go team! 🙂

  7. Rona Shirdan says:

    Kim, thanks for all you have done in your role as co-RA! Wishing you well as you focus on your writing career. I’m looking forward to being part of the EPA team! 🙂

  8. Sandy Asher says:

    My eternal gratitude to every one of these fine women for the hard work and deep caring they’ve poured into SCBWI-EPA. Whether you are coming or going, or schmoozing around in between, I send you big hugs and all good wishes for success!

  9. adillustration says:

    Outgoing — good luck to Kim on the path to more writing highs! Incoming — congrats to the new team members and thanks everyone for all the hard work and dedication.

  10. Chrissa Pedersen says:

    Thanks for all of your time and dedication Kim you rock! And welcome to the new comers and thank you Lindsay for taking the leap into the co-RA position. Without all of your efforts there wouldn’t be an SCBWI-EPA for us to celebrate.

  11. Diane Hanington says:

    Thank you Kim for all that you have done and I wish you the best in your writing career. Welcome and congrats to Lindsay, Laura and Rona on your new positions!

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