The Austin SCBWI chapter is proud to offer the Emerging Voice Illustrator Mentorship. The winner will receive a year's mentorship with a local published illustrator to help bring their work to the next level.
Illustrator Marsha Riti is the mentor for 2016. Marsha is a freelance illustrator based out of Austin, Texas, currently working with Little Simon (an imprint of Simon & Schuster) on a chapter book series titled The Critter Club. She's also the illustrator of picture book The Picky Little Witch.
Award-winning author/illustrator Don Tate was the mentor for the inaugural year. Don's books include The Cart That Carried Martin, Hope's Gift, Duke Ellington's Nutcracker Suite, It Jes' Happened: When Bill Traylor Started To Draw and many others. Don has been a featured illustrator and speaker at numerous book festivals and conferences (SCBWI, Vermont College of Fine Arts, Texas Writers League) and has traveled extensively to speak at schools and libraries.