Four Members of SCBWI.
Berger, Fernandez, Garcia, and Kahrs form a writer’s critique group to prod, inspire and support each other’s drafts, revisions, and more revisions of picture books, middle grade and young adult manuscripts.
Pen & Ink will post a diverse selection of tips, articles, stories and your comments regarding the Wild, Wild World of Children’s Literature.
I am a writer and an actress. I have done a lot of live theatre including one musical, "The Robber Bridegroom" on Broadway. I have also done movies and TV, from M*A*S*H to Hannah Montana. An SCBWI member since 1993, I have three books published by Guardian Angel Publishing Jamie's Dream, (co written with my son, Christoper Corbin), Growing Up Dreamsand Earthquake! a non fiction book for grades 2-4 “Earthquake!” won an honorable mention in the 2009 Green Book Festival..I am working on a mid grade chapter book called Tasha the Magnificent and an adult novel Second Chances. I recently received a deal memo from my dream editor and I'm looking forward to receiving the contract. I have two other picture books - War and Peace for Challenged Readers or Cat and Rat and Undertoads out and about.
Current project: The Gamino Family History of Flight. A teenage boy discovers he can fly, but faces dire consequences from his tormented mother.YA/Fantasy
And introducing our contributing blogger...
Catherine Eun Lee
“I graduated California State University of Fullerton with a BA in Communications majoring in Print Journalism, and worked as an Assistant Editor for a trade publication until taking care of my ill mother at home for years. Now, I work in the fashion industry managing a lounge-wear manufacturing company, while working at nights and weekends on children's stories and illustrations. This past week, The LA Times just published my story called Mustard and Pea, and I am currently working on illustrations for a pre-school book called The Cookie Jar that will be released in 2012. Although this is not my REAL job yet and I’m still dipping my feet into this nice reservoir, I plan to swim and play in there more in the New Year.”