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!

A Café Chat with Author Lindsay Bandy and the Eastern PA SCBWI Regional Team

Today at the EasternPennPoints virtual café, the regional team of Eastern PA SCBWI has gathered to celebrate the release of Nemesis and the Swan, a young adult novel written by our co-Regional Advisor Lindsay Bandy. Joining Lindsay at the café are co-Regional … Continue reading

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A Cafe Chat with Eastern PA SCBWI Social Media Coordinator Tom Uleau, by Berrie Torgan-Randall

Welcome back to the virtual EasternPennPoints Café. Our Illustrator Coordinator, Berrie Torgan-Randall, has invited Tom Uleau to chat at the café. Tom is an author/illustrator and is an active Eastern PA SCBWI member and volunteer. In fact, he is in charge … Continue reading

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A Cafe Chat with Senior Designer Andrea Miller, by Berrie Torgan-Randall

We are gearing up for our upcoming 2020 Virtual Illustrator Day. Illustrator Day is less than two weeks away (September 12!), and there are still spots open if you’d like to join us. Register here. Today at the virtual EasternPennPoints Café, … Continue reading

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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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