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Which Way is Up? Navigating Today's Winding Roads to Publication

September 26, 2009

SCBWI AZ Faculty and Staff pose at the farewell dinner at the end of
the Annual SCBWI AZ "Welcome to Our House."

Michelle Parker-Rock, SCBWI AZ Regional Advisor,

welcomed attendees and faculty.

Jennifer Rees, Senior Editor Scholastic Press,

shared her love of books and helps attendees navigate the world of Scholastic and beyond.

Miriam Hees, Publisher of Blooming Tree Press,

gave attendees a road map for navigating her small independent publishing house.

Kate Jacobs, Associate Editor at Roaring Brook Press, presented at her first SCBWI conference and offered attendees navigation tips to support them as they travel through the narrows.

Laura Rennert, Senior Agent with Andrea Brown Literary Agency, offered an agent's eye view and suggestions for how to get from audition to offer.

Loraine Joyner, Art Director at Peachtree Publishers, mapped out a path for the explorer in the world of children's book illustration.

Photos by  Michelle Parker-Rock ©2009