Meeting the Writers who Write for the Kids

First Story at King's English Salt Lake City, Utah November 2

First Story at King’s English Salt Lake City, Utah November 2

Kings English and the Utah/So. Idaho Region for SCBWI (The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) has been chosen as one of 12 regions in the U.S. to pilot the International “Inside Story”. November 2, 2014 at the Kings English at 11 a.m., you can meet and hear from five children’s authors. Jean Reagan author of “How to Babysit a Grandpa”, Anne Bowen “Scooter in the Outside”, Bobbie Pyron “The Dogs of Winter”, Platte Clark “Bad Unicorn”, and Kim Williams-Justesen “The Deepest Blue”.

These authors will share their inside story on writing their books. There will be drawing for special prizes including 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.

This event has two purposes: to provide an opportunity for young readers, teachers, librarians, and children’s book lovers to become acquainted with new releases, and to build traffic and sales for independent bookstores. This is scheduled to be a yearly event and will go world wide.

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

Jean Reagan:

Anne Bowen:

Bobbie Pyron:

Platte Clark:

Kim Williams-Justesen:


About Sherry Meidell

Sherry Meidell is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society Western Federation Watercolor Society and the Utah Watercolor Society. She loves to paint with watercolor whether she is painting pictures or illustrating children's picture books. She is a member of SCBWI. Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.
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6 Responses to Meeting the Writers who Write for the Kids

  1. Jean Reagan says:

    Sherry, thanks for the shout-out for this event. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your illustration/photo collage of King’s English. It put a big smile on my face!

  2. Terry Brewer says:

    Thanks Sherry.  We’ll try to make it! Judy

        Terry and Judy Brewer  

  3. Anne Holman says:

    This is adorable! Can we make this our Facebook page for the event?

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