CLAIRE: THE LITTLE GIRL WHO CLIMBED TO THE TOP AND CHANGED THE WAY WOMEN DRESS written by Debra Scala Giokas and illustrated by Mary Ryan Reeves^M

-Posted on: April 6, 2021

Fashion Designer Claire McCardell to be Celebrated 

with a Children’s Book and a Bronze Statue


May 24, 2021, Sayville, NY –   What do Sayville, New York and Frederick, Maryland have in common? They both have residents who are celebrating …

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Congratulations, Laurie Smollett Kutscera’s New Book, Maya’s Treasure^M

-Posted on: February 11, 2021

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Amal’s Picture Book Sessions for SCBWI Members^M

-Posted on: January 22, 2021



Amal’s Picture Book Classes

Sessions are two hours every
Wednesday 11 am-1 pm
$50/sessionSessions will run perpetually via Zoom

Contact me if you’d like to join

This link will take you right there–…

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Happy Book Birthday to Tara Drouin!^M

-Posted on: December 29, 2020

Red Rock Road: Teacher, Mother, Musician and Author Tara Drouin Celebrates the Importance of Keeping Family First in New Book


Book/Song Highlights the Happiness Created by Mutual Loving Support and Cooperation Among Relatives

Dec, 2020 (Long Island, NY) – …

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Cleo’s Big Ideas: Onward and Upwards! By Janice Milusich and illustrated by Jennifer Ball^M

-Posted on: August 26, 2020

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I just wanted to reach out to let you know about two exciting happenings.  The first is the book birthday for Cleo’s Big Ideas: Onward and Upward! written by myself, Janice …

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Members Brag Page: ALINA: SONG FOR THE TELLING Written by Malve von Hassell^M

-Posted on: August 26, 2020

Malve von Hassell new YA Novel, Alina: Song For The Telling is released today!

Alina: an aspiring musician from Provence, travels to Jerusalem, where she is embroiled in political intrigue theft, and murder, and finds her voice.




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Congratulations to Melodie Tegay: Semi-Finalist in the Little Peeps Book Awards–A Division of the 2019 CIBAS^M

-Posted on: April 18, 2020

Congratulations to Melodie Tegay, SCBWI member and author of  Hannah’s Two Homes: Life in a Blended Family-a 5 year old’s perspective has made the shortlist for the CIBA (Chanticleer International Book Awards) and has been declared a Semi-Finalist in the …

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Book Launch: Misadventures of a Magician’s Son by Laurie Smollett Kutscera (click on “Read More”)^M

-Posted on: March 29, 2020



Laurie Smollett Kutscera was born in Greenwich Village and grew up in Queens, NY. Raised in an eclectic environment, (her mother, originally a vocalist in a big band, became an artist and photographer,) Laurie turned to art, studying fine

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Amal’s Picture Book Class via Zoom!^M

-Posted on: February 3, 2020

Amal’s Picture Book Class!
Sessions are two hours every
Wednesday 11am-1pm

Sessions will run perpetually via Zoom

Contact me if you’d like to join

Go to Amal’s link:

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November 30th 1-3pm Jay Nagpal’s book debut “Miss Kim’s Class Goes to Town”^M

-Posted on: November 28, 2019

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