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by Nutschell Anne Windsor

SCBWI-L.A.’s New Regional TeamLA regionals, 20160622From left to right: Sally Jones Rogan (Co-Regional Adviser), Kim Wildman (Asst. Regional Adviser), and Nutschell Anne Windsor (Co-Regional Adviser)

June 1st was a day of new beginnings in the Los Angeles Region of SCBWI. Longtime board member Sarah Laurenson officially stepped down from her post as Co-Regional Adviser for SCBWI-L.A. Though she has retired from the SCBWI-L.A. board, Sarah will continue to contribute her time and talent as the new Regional Team Technology Consultant for the main SCBWI Headquarters.

With Sarah’s retirement from the board, a new Regional Team has emerged. Joining Co-Regional Adviser Sally Jones Rogan are Nutschell Anne Windsor and Kim Wildman, who have both been part of the SCBWI-Los Angeles board for years.

SCBWI Los Angeles, here’s an official introduction to your new Regional Team:

Sally Jones Rogan, SCBWI Los Angeles Co-Regional Adviser

Sally Jones Rogan has served on the Los Angeles Region board as Registration Coordinator, Workshop Coordinator, Assistant Regional Advisor, and now Co-Regional Advisor. She was the recipient of the Sue Alexander Service and Encouragement Award in 2013. Sally currently has two novels with Alfred A. Knopf, one of which was listed in New York Public Library’s 100 Best Books for Reading and Sharing, and earned a nomination for the Arizona State Reader’s Award. After years of globe-trotting, she settled in California and now shares her love of children’s literature with her students at an LAUSD Elementary School Library.

Nutschell Anne Windsor, SCBWI Los Angeles Co-Regional Adviser

Nutschell Anne Windsor first joined the SCBWI-L.A. Board as the Contest Coordinator, before transitioning into the role of Assistant Regional Advisor. Now she serves as the Co-Regional Advisor alongside Sally. Nutschell is the Founder and President of the Children’s Book Writers of Los Angeles, where she co-organizes and facilitates the annual CBW-LA Writing Day Marathon; as well as edits and publishes the resulting Story Sprouts anthologies and collaborative novels. Following a BA in Psychology, she became a High School English teacher. Currently, she works at the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program as the Creative Writing (Online) and Events Program Representative. She writes Middle Grade and YA fiction and also shares writing tips and techniques, and reports on various writing events on her blog, www.thewritingnut.com.

Kim Wildman, SCBWI Los Angeles Assistant Regional Adviser (ARA)

Kim is excited and proud to serve as ARA of SCBWI-Los Angeles. She has always loved getting lost, wandering in words. Originally from South Jersey, she graduated from UCLA with an admiration of all things improvisational, from comedy to jazz to the quilts of Gee’s Bend. She practiced law for a short time as a deputy district attorney for LA County, which helped her grow up. But her love of fiction, especially YA, drew her back to the world of imagination. Teaching middle school English and drama now keeps her laughing, humble and aware of the courage it takes to be a teen. Since attending her first summer conference in 1995, her happy association with SCBWI and its talented, generous members inspires her.

Sally, Nutschell, and Kim are honored that they have been given this opportunity to serve SCBWI-L.A., and look forward to organizing more amazing writing events and programs for their members.

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