Category Archives: Interviews

Here at EasternPennPoints we’ve got interviews galore, from authors near and far, agents, and editors. Check back often, because we’re always adding more!

Meet April Powers, SCBWI’s Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer, by Laura Parnum

I couldn’t be happier. Really, this is my dream job. And I’ve said it in some of the meetings, but I’m totally not joking. My sons have chores, they’re eight and ten, and my eight-year-old looked at me and said, … Continue reading

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A Cafe Chat with Author-Illustrator Lee Harper, by Berrie Torgan-Randall

Welcome to our first Illustrator Day 2020 café chat faculty interview with author-illustrator Lee Harper, our keynote speaker. This year, Illustrator Day will be a virtual event held on Saturday, September 12, 2020. For more information about the event and … Continue reading

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An Interview with Author Pamela Tuck and a Book Giveaway, by Virginia Law Manning

Hello, Eastern PA members! I’m thrilled to introduce Pamela Tuck. Pamela is a writer, mother, and SCBWI PAL member who grew up in Greenville, North Carolina, but now lives in Eastern Pennsylvania. She is the author of Mother of Many, the 2007 Lee & Low … Continue reading

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A Cafe Chat with Acquisitions and Managing Editor Kathleen Merz, by Laura Parnum

While many establishments are currently closed for business during the coronavirus pandemic, we are fortunate to be able to keep our VIRTUAL cafe open. I recently invited Eerdmans editor Kathleen Merz to join us at the Eastern Penn Points Café … Continue reading

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A Cafe Chat with Erica De Chavez, by Heather Stigall

Please note: Since this interview was conducted and due to coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns for our community, we have moved our Pocono Retreat to an online conference format. Please see our coronavirus updates here. We are excited to welcome Erica De … Continue reading

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An Interview with Illustrator Floyd Cooper, by Berrie Torgan-Randall

We are excited to have award-winning author and illustrator Floyd Cooper on our faculty at our upcoming Pocono Retreat in April. Our Eastern PA SCBWI Illustrator Coordinator, Berrie Torgan-Randall, interviewed Floyd in preparation for the event. Here’s what they had … Continue reading

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A Cafe Chat with Literary Agent Wendi Gu, by Susan North

We’re looking forward to having Wendi Gu, an agent with Sanford J. Greenburger Associates, join us at the 2020 Pocono Retreat in April. Wendi will be leading one of our breakout sessions as well as doing critiques. Recently one of … Continue reading

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An Interview with Associate Editor Alex Borbolla, by Virginia Law Manning

We are so lucky to have Associate Editor Alex Borbolla of the Atheneum imprint of Simon & Schuster joining us for our 2020 Pocono Retreat in April. Alex will be part of our fantastic faculty lineup and will also be offering … Continue reading

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A Cafe Chat with Literary Agent Eric Smith, by Laura Parnum

The Eastern PA SCBWI team is gearing up for our Annual Pocono Retreat in April. We have a fantastic faculty line-up who will be leading breakout sessions or giving keynotes as well as offering one-on-one critiques. To find out more … Continue reading

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A Cafe Chat with Editor Jes Negrón, by Nadine Poper

For our final faculty interview before the Fall Philly event this Saturday, author Nadine Poper had a chat with Boyds Mills & Kane Editor Jes Negrón. Here’s what they had to say. Nadine: Welcome, Jes! It is a chilly, rainy … Continue reading

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