Kite Tales is a blog published by the Los Angeles region of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators for the SCBWI Tri-Regions of Southern California. Information published in Kite Tales does not constitute an endorsement by SCBWI and/or SCBWI-L.A.

Who’s Who in Kite Tales

Kite Tales Managing Editors: Judy Y Faulkner and Michelle Lin

Kite Tales Proofreader: **We are currently looking for a proofreader. If interested, please fill out a volunteer form, then email it to losangeles@scbwi.org**

Kite Tales Feature Contributor: Christine Van Zandt

SCBWI-CenCal Contributing Editor: Ann Rousseau Smith


Who’s Who in SCBWI- Los Angeles
web: losangeles.scbwi.org
email: losangeles@scbwi.org

Regional Advisors*: Sally Jones Rogan and Nutschell Windsor

Assistant RA*: Kim Wildman

Illustrator Coordinator*: Lisze Bechtold

Published Author Liaison*: Robert Mellette

Mingle-Meister*: Karen Sampson

Contest Coordinator*: Brenda Scott Royce

Social Media Coordinator*: Jean Lizotte Grabow

Webmaster*: Jill Tuckman

Critiquenic Coordinator*: Daka Hermon

Regional Advisor Emeritus*: Judith Ross Enderle, Stephanie Jacob Gordon, Marilyn Morton, Claudia Harrington and Edie Pagliasotti

*denotes SCBWI-L.A. advisory board position


 LitMingle Coordinators:

SFV-Montrose Writers & Illustrators: Chris Go

Sherman Oaks Writers & Illustrators: Victoria Van Vleet and Bill Povletich

Studio City Illustrators: Roxsy Lin

Westchester Writers: Renee Carter

Westside Illustrators: Carmel O’Mara Horwitz

Westside Writers: Laurie Young

SCBWI International Executive Office:

Executive Director: Sarah Baker

Director, Marketing and Communications Strategy: Tammy Brown

Director of Programming and Content: Kim Turrisi

Senior Manager Awards and Publications: Sarah Diamond

Manager of Design and Illustration: TeMika Grooms

Manager of Events and Special Projects: Laurie Miller

Social Media Manager: Chelsea Hall

Administrative Assistant: Danielle Monique

Director of Web Development, Database Administrator: Joshua Smith

Director of Regional Team Management: Patricia Wiles

Co-Founder: Lin Oliver

President Emeritus, Co-Founder: Steve Mooser

Illustrator Programs Consultant/Portfolio Showcase Director: Priscilla Burris

International Illustrator Coordinator: Dana Carey

Assistant International Advisor: Ugo Anidi

Spanish Language Coordinator: Malena Fuentes Alzu

Assistant International Advisor: Elisabeth Norton

Translator Coordinator: Avery Fischer Udagawa

International Published Authors’ Coordinator: Mina Witteman

International Regional Advisor Coordinator: Melanie Rook Welfing

International Awards and Publications Coordinator: Christopher Cheng

For general info, membership & other national SCBWI business:

4727 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90010 U.S.




Last Updated December 2022

3 thoughts on “About”

  1. OK, thanks Sarah! I appreciate it. ~Laura


  2. Hello, I’m a new self-published author & I just joined SCBWI. I have not gone to any meetings yet, but I really would like to connect with someone that has experience in “licensing”. I was approached by a company that wants to buy-out my story/art for a flat-fee or would consider a royalty deal…. where they have rights to print my book & sell through their distribution channel. I have no idea what’s “normal”. I live in Orange County, CA (Newport Beach). If anyone is in area, I’ll buy you coffee to get your insight! Thank you. ~LK


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