SCBWI 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!



jendriscollleewardlawLee Wardlaw is the 2019 recipient of the Dorothy C. McKenzie Award for Distinguished Service to the Field of Children’s Literature. The award, presented by the Children’s Literature Council of Southern CA, honored Lee for collecting 5,300+ donations of children’s books from fellow authors and illustrators to help rebuild school libraries after the deadly Camp Fire destroyed Paradise, CA in 2018.
Cover-small-smButterflies in Room 6 (Charlesbridge, 2019) by Caroline Arnold was a finalist for the AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books, Picture Book Award.




Rachael Quisel’s short story “A Job to Do” was published in Volume 4 of theSanta Barbara Literary Journal December, 2019. Rachael’s poem “When I Recall” was published in Issue 2 of Astral Waters October, 2019.



A starred review fromBooklistfor Catherine Linka’s new YA novelWhat I Want You To See. “Clear-sighted and heartbreakingly true, this is a genuine portrait of a girl in quiet crisis learning to see things as they are.” Publication date is 2/4/2020.




timCaricatureShaunAlfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine is buying Tim Burke’s short story “Mr. Jolly Gets His Jollies”, to be published some time in 2020. This will be his second short story sold this past year.Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine published “When Will I Ever Use This?” in their September issue.



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