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.
Susan’s Great American Novel, Log On Log, complete at 65 words. is under contract with Beach Lane Books.
Jamie's Dream, (co written with her then ten year old, Christopher Corbin), Growing Up Dreams and Earthquake! , are published by Guardian Angel Publishing.
Susan’s mid grade multicultural book, Tasha the Magnificent, complete at 29,000 words is on the agent circuit, looking for a home as are her picture books– Nat, The Rat and Fat, The Undertoads, Fair Claire, and How They Wrote It.
She loves to do school visits, encouraging students to write their own books.
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.”