Meet the faculty of the 2018 Austin SCBWI Writers & Illustrators Working Conference. We’ve asked all our faculty members to answer 4 quick questions so we can get to know them better.
Marsha Riti, illustrator
Marsha Riti is a freelance illustrator in Austin Texas. She has illustrated 12 books in the “Critter Club” series of chapter books for Little Simon, an imprint of Simon and Schuster, and has also illustrated a picture book, “The Picky Little Witch”, for Pelican Publishing.
What attracted you to children’s books?
The playfulness of picture books is what attracted me to this art form. I am a child at heart, and I love exploring the child’s world through art.
What’s the best part of your job?
Putting brush to paper.
What’s the most challenging part of your job?
Silencing self doubt.
What’s the best piece of advice you were given that helped drive your career?
Never put your editing hat on while you are wearing your creating hat.
Come see Marsha at the 2018 Austin SCBWI conference, April 28-29, 2018