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!

Agent Spotlight: An Interview with Alyssa Henkin, by Laura Parnum

We are thrilled to have Alyssa Henkin, literary agent and Senior Vice President at Trident Media Group, here on the blog today. After earning her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania, Alyssa fulfilled a childhood dream that she professed on a … Continue reading

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A Cafe Chat with New York Times Best-Selling Author Lisa Maxwell, by Laura Parnum

Today at the Eastern Penn Points Café Laura is joined by Lisa Maxwell, author of the New York Times Best Seller The Last Magician. Lisa will be joining our faculty at our annual Pocono Retreat in April (for more information … Continue reading

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A Café Chat with Literary Agent Marie Lamba, by Laura Parnum

I recently had the very lovely pleasure of chatting with Marie Lamba at the Eastern Penn Points Café. Marie is an author as well as a literary agent at the Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency and will be joining our faculty … Continue reading

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A Café Chat with Editor Eileen Robinson, by Heather Pierce Stigall

Eastern PA SCBWI’s very own critique group coordinator and meet & greet coordinator, Heather Pierce Stigall, recently caught up with editor and publisher Eileen Robinson here at the café. We are so excited to have Eileen on our faculty for … Continue reading

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An Interview with Art Director Jess Tice-Gilbert, by Virginia Law Manning

Each year I kick off the first day of my summer camp letting the children explore different picture book formats—the traditional hardcover, the less expensive paperback, sturdy board books, and a wide variety of novelty books. Books with flaps, tabs, … Continue reading

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A Café Chat with Assistant Editor Amanda Ramirez, by Laura Parnum

I recently had the opportunity to invite Amanda Ramirez to chat with me at the café. Amanda is an assistant editor at Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers and will be on our faculty at the 2019 Pocono Retreat … Continue reading

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An Interview with Author-Illustrator Melissa Iwai, by Virginia Law Manning

It’s my pleasure to introduce you to Brooklyn-based author-illustrator Melissa Iwai. I first met Melissa in 2015 and have been following her career and getting to know her ever since. Melissa is talented, humble, genuine, and supportive, so I knew … Continue reading

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A Cafe Chat with Literary Agent Jennifer Herrera, by Susan North

We are gearing up for our 2019 SCBWI Pocono Retreat, which will be April 12 to 14 at the Highlights Foundation (https://epa.scbwi.org/events/27th-annual-pocono-mountain-retreat-2019/). Recently, at the Eastern Penn Points Café, middle-grade writer Susan North had a chance to speak with one … Continue reading

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An Interview with Rachel Dougherty, by Anna Forrester

EasternPennPoints contributor Anna Forrester recently had a chat with Rachel Dougherty about Secret Engineer, Rachel’s upcoming debut book as an Author/Illustrator. Secret Engineer will be released next month on February 19. Here’s what they had to say. Anna: Hey Rachel—thanks for … Continue reading

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A Cafe Chat with Hilda Eunice Burgos and the Lancaster Avenue Writers’ Group, by Laura Parnum

The Lancaster Avenue Writers’ Group is a middle grade and young adult SCBWI-affiliated critique group that I belong to. Today I’ve invited some of our other members here to the Eastern Penn Points Café for a very special occasion. One … Continue reading

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