Member Interview: Beth Fehlbaum

This month we welcome Austin SCBWI member Beth Fehlbaum, a talented writer whose transparency and honesty lend authority to her books and builds trust with her readers.


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Member Interview: Jessica Lee Anderson

This month local author and Austin SCBWI member Jessica Lee Anderson joins our interview series. She is proof that hard work and perseverance pay off,


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Member Interview: Cynthia Levinson

This month we speak to Austin SCBWI member Cynthia Levinson. She is a huge supporter of our local Austin chapter, a frequent face at meetings and book signings, and an extremely talented writer who discovers fascinating stories and lives and shares them with integrity and honesty.


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Member Interview: Greg Leitich Smith

This month we welcome Greg Leitich Smith to our interview series. His thoughts on writing, community, and the value of running 26.2 miles are inspiring, and his dedication is admirable.


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Member Interview: Susie Kralovansky

We welcome Susan Kravlanosky to our monthly interview series. She’s talented, passionate, and loves to share her work with kids.


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Monthly Interview: Katherine Catmull

This month we welcome Austin SCBWI member Katherine Catmull to our interview series.


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Member Interview: Cory Putman Oakes

This month we welcome Cory Putman Oakes to our interview series.


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Member Interview: Christy Stallop

This month we welcome longtime Austin SCBWI member Christy Stallop to our interview series.


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Member Interview: Chris Barton

This month we welcome Chris Barton to our inteview series.


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Member Interview: E. Kristin Anderson

This month we welcome poet and author E. Kristin Anderson to our monthly Austin SCBWI member interview series.


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Member Interview: Mary Sullivan

From a child who considered her sketchbook her best friend, to a talented writer/illustrator who won an Honor Geisel Award for her book BALL, Mary Sullivan cares deeply about her craft and the creative process.


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Member Interview: Meredith Davis

Austin SCBWI’s first Regional Advisor, Meredith Davis, remembers our chapter’s beginnings . . .


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Member Interview: Anne Bustard

This month Austin SCBWI is honored to interview Anne Bustard, a longtime member in our chapter.


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Member Interview: Emma Virjan

This month Austin SCBWI welcomes wacky, witty, wonderful Emma Virjan to our interview series.


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Member Interview: Paige Britt

This month we welcome Austin SCBWI member Paige Britt, a brilliant writer with a huge imagination whose words are for readers of all ages.


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Member Interview: Tom and Janice Shefelman

Tom and Janice Shefelman are a dynamic duo who create beautiful books for children, inspired by everything from their exotic travels to classical music.


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Member Interview: Lindsey Lane

Lindsey Lane is a huge advocate for our chapter and for children’s books. She helped establish the Betty X Davis Young Writers of Merit Award, and her passion and zeal for life are cherished by those who know her. Anybody who reads “a dangerous numer of books” is someone to pay attention to.


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Member Interview: K. A. Holt

Austin SCBWI member K. A. Holt is a dynamic, talented, witty writer who has written books about zombies, bullies, a boy on probation and a space farmer, among others.


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Member Interview: Mark Mitchell

Mark Mitchell has been part of the Austin chapter since the very early days, back in 1995, and he’s always been generous with his time, his talent, and his friendly smile.


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Member Interview: Jennifer Ziegler

Jennifer Ziegler is a talented writer and just about the sweetest person you ever did meet.


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Member Interview: Donna Janell Bowman

When I asked Donna Janell Bowman if she was available to be interviewed for our August feature, she was in the middle of a graduate residency at Vermont College of Fine Arts.


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Member Interview: C. S. Jennings

C.S. Jennings is a funny and talented guy whose work makes me smile as much as he does.


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Member Interview: Jo Whittemore

Jo Whittemore wears many hats, from writer to data analyst to starship pilot.


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Member Interview: Varian Johnson

Varian Johnson is a very talented (and very busy) man, as you’ll see from his answers.


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Member Interview: Patrice Barton

Patrice Barton is an accomplished illustrator with three, count them, three books coming out this April.


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Member Interview: P.J. Hoover

P.J. Hoover is feisty and funny and wildly talented, and her answers to these questions both inspire and entertain.


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Member Interview: Nikki Loftin

Nikki Loftin is a wild, brave, baking soul who fills this world with words sometimes sweet, sometimes sublime, and sometimes downright scary.


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Member Interview: Jeff Crosby

Jeff Crosby is an artist, a writer, a full-time teacher, a husband and father (also full-time), and an owner and tender of various animals.


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Member Interview: Brian Yansky

Brian Yansky and his wife Frances have been coming to SCBWI meetings and supporting their fellow writers and illustrators in Austin for a long time.


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Member Interview: Bethany Hegedus

Bethany Hegedus sends tendrils all over the writing community, from writing amazing books to running the Writing Barn, where people gather to be nourished creatively and connect with others, to mentoring students, to . . . well, I’ll just let Bethany tell us herself.


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Member Interview: Marsha Riti

Marsha Riti is a talented illustrator who recently won the top spot in the 2014 Austin SCBWI Conference Portfolio Showcase Contest.


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Member Interview: Liz Garton Scanlon

Liz Garton Scanlon is a prolific writer, a talented teacher, and a generous creative spirit.


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Interview with Amy Farrier

Amy Farrier is the Illustrator Coordinator for the Austin chapter of SCBWI, she is a constant presence at meetings and events, and she has been instrumental in both growing and encouraging our illustrators.


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Member Interview: Shelley Ann Jackson

Shelley Ann Jackson tends stories, small livestock, a husband and an adorable daughter with wit and grace and an eye for the extraordinary in the ordinary.


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Member Interview: Samantha Clark

Samantha Clark is Regional Advisor for the Austin Chapter of SCBWI.


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Member Interview: Betty Davis

In 2013 Austin SCBWI created the Betty X. Davis Young Writers of Merit Award to honor Betty.


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Member Interview: Don Tate

It seems silly to add an introduction when Don so eloquently tells us about himself below, so I’ll just hand the “mic” to the talented, versatile, and very muscular Don, and let him take it away…


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Member Interview: Cynthia Leitich Smith

Cynthia Leitich Smith is a wonderful person, a fantastic writer, and one of the founding members of our chapter.


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