And don’t forget, if YOU have anything you'd like to contribute to Words & Pictures, you can contact us using the address at the bottom of this email.
As promised, here’s the rest of the new members of the Words & Pictures team this week, every one of them bursting with ideas and enthusiasm!
Tizzie says: “I’m thrilled to be part of the team and beyond excited to be involved in one of my favourite Words & Pictures features. As a round-up to a brilliant year of interviews, I will be catching up with previously featured debut authors and asking the question, what happened next? In Debut Diaries – One Year On, I hope to discover the highs (hopefully lots of these) and lows (hopefully less of these) of the post-publication year. Has the reality lived up to the dreams? What do you wish you’d known before the first thrills of your book birthday became a distant memory? And are launch parties and school visits really that terrifying?” Join Tizzie every month to find out what life after debut is really like.
When not fox-trotting, Justin can be found globe-trotting as cabin crew in his job-that-pays. And when he’s not globe-trotting, he’s plotting and jotting middle-grade comedy adventures at home in Fife.
PS, if you’re about to be published, or know a SCBWI member who is, and think that you, or they, would like an invite to the ball, please get in touch.
Jools writes novels for young adults, short stories for children and adults, screenplays and has written feature articles for magazines and websites. She writes every day alongside part-time work as a primary school teacher and full-time work as a parent to two teens. Once a week she heads off with She Who Dares, a women’s group, on outdoor adventures.
Liz’s day job is writing for an advertising agency in Edinburgh, and she has won 25 international and national creative awards over almost as many years. In a good week, she squeezes in walks/runs through woods, followed invariably by eating far too much cheese, which could account for her wild imagination.
Helen is a writer based in Manchester and for the last ten years she has run her own PR and writing agency, Scribble. She’s written one children’s story and she’s busy finishing a series of first chapter books, that she’s on the hunt for a friendly agent or publisher to fall in love with.
Marianna says: “Children’s literature is that magical place where art and words inspire young people to connect with the world. Volunteering with the SCBWI Events team is an exciting opportunity to work with writers, illustrators and other industry professionals who are involved in the creative dynamic of children’s publishing.”
You can contact all our writers by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Ellie and me at email@example.com. We’re always looking for ideas for features in Words & Pictures and, we’d love you to pass on to us your news, views and experiences so we can share them with SCBWI members.
Until next time,