GREAT NEWSSCBWI loves celebrating our members’ successes and noteworthy news, and there are many! Read on to find out who’s got something to shout about. Digital high-fives welcome in the comments!  




I Am a Thief! by Abigail Rayner, illustrated by Molly Ruttan, received a starred Kirkus review: “Hilarious and sweet, with a gentle, affirming moral.” Published by NorthSouth Books, it is now available. 




Lee Wardlaw - GreatNewsQ42019Lee Wardlaw was featured in the April 16, 2019 issue of Publishers Weekly for her Books for Paradise project. Wardlaw drove a trailer loaded with 5,300+ books from Santa Barbara to Paradise, CA, delivering 1.5 tons of literary donations from more than 240 authors, readers, librarians, and publishing professionals. The books will be used to help rebuild school libraries destroyed in the deadly 2018 Camp Fire. 

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