Category Archives: General

Member News—May 2022

Member News is a monthly feature on the EasternPennPoints blog. We want to celebrate our Eastern PA SCBWI members’ good news and help spread the word far and wide. Send us your children’s book–related news—book deals, releases, awards, author or illustrator … Continue reading

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Announcing Our 2022 Mentorship Pairs

We’re excited to announce the final pairs in our 2022 Eastern PA SCBWI Mentorship Program, which kicks off later this month! Congratulations to these promising mentees, and thanks to the mentors willing to share their experience, time, and talents.  We’re … Continue reading

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Eastern PA SCBWI 2022 Mentorship Program

Eastern PA SCBWI 2022 Mentorship Program May – October 2022 We are pleased to announce the return of the Eastern PA SCBWI Mentorship Program! Apply for a one-on-one mentorship with one of our region’s published authors or author-illustrators. This one-on-one … Continue reading

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Seven Things To Include on Your Author Website, by Lauren Ranalli 

As an author—whether traditional, self published, or aspiring—having your own website is incredibly important. But there’s a big difference between having a site that simply exists to “check a box” and having an author website that is engaging, intentional, up-to-date, … Continue reading

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Seeking Feedback on Your Work: Input vs. Instinct, by Lauren Ranalli

As all authors know, receiving feedback is an important part of the writing process. But what happens when the feedback isn’t helpful or doesn’t align with your gut instincts? I was scrolling through some Facebook groups for authors this past … Continue reading

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Email Marketing for Authors: Six Messages to Send Your Readers, by Lauren Ranalli

Did you happen to read some emails today? 🙂 If so, then you are in good company. Reading email is a daily occurrence for many of us. As an author and marketing professional, I’m often asked about social media. I think social … Continue reading

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Eastern PA and Western PA Team Up for PaLA!

The Pennsylvania Library Association (PaLA) conference is happening this week, and thanks to Western PA SCBWI Regional Advisor, Elizabeth Pagel-Hogan, and Eastern PA SCBWI PAL Coordinator, Lindsay Bandy, members from both regions have teamed up to donate signed copies of … Continue reading

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Lessons from Falling on the Ice, by Berrie Torgan-Randall

Lessons from Falling on the Ice  I knew at five years old what I wanted to be when I grew up—a professional ice skater. I decided on my chosen profession after my parents took me to an Ice Capades (Disney … Continue reading

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Donations Needed for our Annual Pocono Retreat Silent Auction, by Erik Ammon

Last year, together, our silent auction raised enough money for two full scholarships for people to come to the Eastern PA SCBWI Annual Pocono Retreat. Thank you so much to everyone who donated and to everyone who bid! Your generosity … Continue reading

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SCBWI BookStop: The Facts, by Laura Parnum

Some of you may have heard of SCBWI’s BookStop event, but maybe you’re not sure exactly what it is. BookStop is a promotional event that occurs every year in October and November. Members who have a book published in the current … Continue reading

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