Category Archives: New Releases

Together at Heart, by Andree Santini

Together at Heart What have you been creating since staying home due to the pandemic? I’ve been busy the last two months conceiving, writing, illustrating, editing, formatting, and indie-publishing my first picture book. Indirectly about COVID-19, Together at Heart While We’re … 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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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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A Book Birthday Cafe Chat with Abbey Lee Nash, by Lindsay Bandy

Today is a busy day for Abbey Nash, but she’s taken a few minutes out of her BOOK BIRTHDAY (!) to chat with US at the Cafe! LIFELINE is Abbey’s first novel, and it’s been creating lots of buzz….it received … Continue reading

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The “WOW! Factor, by Anthony D. Fredericks

Navigating  Nonfiction A monthly column by Anthony D. Fredericks I absolutely love traveling to schools around the country to share the joys of authorship with kids. Like many visiting writers, I am well prepared to answer the four most frequently … Continue reading

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True or False? There’s always good news to share in EPA, by Virginia Law Manning

TRUE! In fact, here’s some more inspiring stories from our chapter! In 2017, our talented authors and illustrators signed contracts of representation and for new book deals. TRUE! Just ask EPA member Patricia Kreiser who is now represented by Liza … Continue reading

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It’s Been A Great Year for EPA Illustrators! by Virginia Law Manning

As the year comes to a close, let’s take some time to celebrate our members’ accomplishments! Illustrators, I apologize if I missed your news, and I definitely don’t want to do it again, so please send your future illustrator related … Continue reading

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Congrats to these Award-Winning EPA Authors/Illustrators!

We’re excited to announce that Becky Birtha’s book, FAR APART, CLOSE AT HEART has been selected as a Kirkus Best Picture Books of 2017 to Give Readers Strength! Congratulations, Becky! We celebrate you, Brian Biggs, Lauren Castillo, Greg Pizzoli, and  … Continue reading

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Happy Book Launch, Eric Bell!

EPA SCBWI-er Eric Bell’s debut MG novel, ALAN COLE IS NOT A COWARD, was released this week by Katherine Tegen books! Hooray, Eric! If you’re in the area, you can stop by the official book launch this Saturday, September 9, … Continue reading

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Chatting with EPA SCBWI-er KATE GARCHINSKY About Illustrating THE SECRET LIFE OF THE RED FOX (Released March 7)! by Anna Forrester

School Library Journal gave illustrator Kate Garchinsky’s debut, THE SECRET LIFE OF THE RED FOX (Boyds Mills Press, written by Laurence Pringle, illustrations by Kate Garchinsky) a starred review, saying: “Beginning on a snowy afternoon in February and ending in early autumn, … Continue reading

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