Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Meet Our 2019 Conference Faculty: Dan Santat

Meet the faculty of the 2019 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.

Dan Santat, Author/Illustrator

Dan Santat is a New York Times Award winning author of over 100 books which include the 2015 Caldecott Medal Winning title, The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend, Are We There Yet?, and After the Fall: How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again. He lives with his family and pets in Los Angeles.

Dan Santat
Dan Santat

What attracted you to children’s books?

The simplicity of storytelling and the friendliness of the industry.

What’s the best part of your job?

I get to work at home.

What’s the most challenging part of your job?

Balancing work and family.

What’s the best piece of advice you were given that helped drive your career?

Understand why you’re writing something and why it matters to you and to others.

Come see Dan Santat at the 2019 Austin SCBWI conference, May 18-19, 2019