by Ann Rousseau Smith, CenCal News Liaison
SCBWI CenCal’s Mentor Program
Congratulations to our 2016 Mentees
Picture Book: Laurie Daley, Doreen Maulhardt, and Susanne Whitehouse
Middle Grade: Cindy Marcus
Young Adult: Linda Hearn
Mentorships run March 6 through September 3, 2016.
Mentors and mentees will communicate a minimum of twice a month during the six-month program using a digital method selected by the mentor (i.e., e-mail, Skype, Zoom, etc.). Mentees will submit one complete (or in-progress) manuscript for the mentor to read and then revise based on the feedback, allowing the mentor time to comment on revisions.
Left to right: Picture Book Mentor Ellen Jackson, Middle Grade Mentor Bruce Hale, and Young Adult Mentor Sherry Shahan.
Rejection Pity Party
at The Junkyard Café in Simi Valley
March 26, 2016Turning lemons into lemonade: (back row l to r) Yuki Yoshino, Jen Vagle, Andrew Carlson, Anne Maczulak, Susan Ruch Roush, Tricia Candameres, Barbara Bietz, Rebecca Langston-George (front row l to r) Alexis O’Neill, Camille Genovese, Mary Ann Fraser.
Barbara Bietz shredding a rejection letter.
Save the Dates!
For registration information, go to http://cencal.scbwi.org/regionalevents/
May 7, 2016: ArtWorks, Thousand Oaks
June 11, 2016: Sketchcrawl
August 13-20, 2016: CenCal Critique Week, Region-wide
BOOK TALK ONLINE
Book Talk is a monthly book discussion group taking place on the SCBWI Central-Coastal California listserv. Discussions begin on the first of each month, facilitated by Lynn Becker (email@example.com). To become a member of the listserv, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/groups/SCBWI-CCal/
MAY: Bone Gap, by Laura Ruby (YA)
The 2016 Printz Award winner is both a lyrical love story and a chilling mystery. Who kidnapped Roza? What’s up with Finn?
JUNE: Mother Bruce, by Ryan T. Higgins (PB)
The story of one grumpy bear and the four goslings that he gets instead of breakfast—too funny to be missed!
JULY: Finding Winnie, by Lindsay Mattock, illustrated by Sophie Blackall (PB)
Beautiful art makes this Caldecott-winner worth looking at, but the fine story makes it a truly memorable book.