Kite Tales is a blog published by the L.A. Chapter 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 Editor – Sarah Parker-Lee
Kite Tales Assistant Editor – Erlina Vasconcellos
Kite Tales Proofreader- Noel Csermak

SCBWI-L.A. Editors – Sally Jones Rogan, Nutschell Windsor, Kim Wildman losangeles@scbwi.org
SCBWI-CenCal Editor – Ann Rousseau Smith
SCBWI-SoCal Editor – (Orange/Long Beach/Riverside/San Bernardino) Francesca Rusackas


Who’s Who in SCBWI-Los Angeles

Regional Advisors:
Sally Jones Rogan (Regional Advisor)
Nutschell Windsor (Regional Advisor)
Kim Wildman (Assistant RA)

Conference Coordinators:

Illustrator’s Day: Jen Swain, Kent Culotta, Frans Vischer, Rita Zobayan
Writer’s Days: Sally Jones Rogan & Nutschell Windsor
Working Writer’s Retreat: Marilyn Morton & Nutschell Windsor
Down The Rabbit Hole Sunday Field Trip: Dawne Knobbe
Catering and Event Research: Kim Wildman

Other Coordinators:

PAL Liaison: Robert Mellette with Sheryl Scarborough
Contest Coordinator: Karol Ruth Silverstein
Social Media Coordinator: Jessica Chrysler
Volunteer and Critiquenic Coordinator: Daka Hermon

Webmaster: Jill Tuckman

LitMingle Organizers:

LA Mingle Meister- Jennifer S. Pitts

Laurie Young & Lori Snyder (Westside Writers)
Suzy Block (Westside Illustrators)
Laurisa White Reyes & Mary Cerny-Klinger (Santa Clarita Valley Writers)
Karen Sampson & Jennifer Pitts (San Fernando Valley Writers & Illustrators)
Deborah Fletcher Blum & Jean Perry (Hollywood Writers)
Jennifer Swain & Rita Zobayan (SFV-Glendale Illustrators)
Heather Banis & Ronna Mandel (West San Gabriel Valley Writers)
Renee Carter & Saundra Davis (Westchester Writers)
Stephanie Dreyer & Anna-Mari Lija (South Bay Writers)
Kay Slowey-Sly (Antelope Valley)

Los Angeles Advisory Board:

Claudia Harrington, Rita Crayon Huang, Dawne Knobbe, Robert Mellette, Marilyn Morton, Sarah Parker-Lee, Sally Jones Rogan, Karol Silverstein, Jill Tuckman, Kim Wildman, Nutshell Windsor, & Jessica Chrysler.

Emeritus: Judy Enderle, Julie Williams, Edie Pagliasotti, Stephanie Jacob Gordon, Sarah Laurenson


SCBWI International Executive (International) Office:

Steve Mooser, Lin Oliver

For general info, membership & other national SCBWI business:
4727 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90010 TEL: 323-782-1010,



RA Coordinator: Tracy Barrett
Assistant RA Coordinator: Patricia Wiles
Illustrator Coordinator: Priscilla Burris

Int’l RA Chair: Kathleen Ahrens
Assistant Int’l RA Chair: Angela Cerrito
Int’l Illustrator Liaison: Rachelle Meyer
Int’l Publications and Crystal Kite Awards: Christopher Cheng


3 thoughts on “About”

  1. 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


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


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