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Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators 'Inside Story' Event





The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, in conjunction with First Book, is launching its first international "Inside Story" event at select independent bookstores this November.  18 children's book authors and illustrators will be at the Odyssey bookshop on Sunday, November 3rd to share the "Inside Story" about their latest publications. From picture books, middle grade and early readers to young adult this event has something for everyone! Free prizes, a drawing to win a phone call from a famous author and First Book will donate a book to a child in need for every book purchased! Perfect for children, educators and librarians.

18 authors will be present at the Odyssey Bookshop’s event on Sunday, November 3rd.

Picture Book 1pm

Diane deGroat, Corinne Demas, Deborah Freedman, Jannie Ho, Sandra Horning, Jane Kohuth, Jason Lefebvre, Richard Michelson, Hazel Mitchell, J.C. Phillipps


Middle Grade and Young Adult at 3pm

Stacy DeKeyser, Christine Brodien-Jones, Erin Dionne, Natasha Lowe, Jennifer Ann Mann, Rebecca Rupp, Chris Tebbetts, Kathryn Burak


Special prizes to help bring in patrons will include a drawing to win a phone call from a famous author and a grand prize drawing across all bookstores to have a character in a new Almost Identical book by Lin Oliver named after them. In addition, First Book will donate a book to a child in need for every book purchased at an SCBWI Inside Story event.



President Stephen Mooser and Executive Director Lin Oliver say, “We are delighted that the SCBWI is partnering with First Book to call attention to the great books our illustrator and author members have created.  We hope that by next year independent bookstores around the world will be a part of this very special day.”



About First Book


First Book provides access to new books for children in need. To date, First Book has distributed more than 100 million books and educational resources to programs and schools serving children from low-income families throughout the UnitedStates and Canada. First Book is transforming the lives of children in need and elevating the quality of education by making new, high-quality books available on an ongoing basis.  Learn more at




Founded in 1971, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators is one of the largest existing writers’ and illustrators’ organizations, with over 22,000 members worldwide. It is the only organization specifically for those working in the fields of children’s literature, magazines, film, television, and multimedia. The organization was founded by Stephen Mooser (President) and Lin Oliver (Executive Director), both of whom are well-published children’s book authors and leaders in the world of children’s literature.  Learn more at

Event date: 
Sunday, November 3, 2013 - 1:00pm
Event address: 
The Odyssey Bookshop
9 College St.
01075 South Hadley