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Congrats to Crystal: Won logo contest for the SCBWI Spring Spirit Event of 2018

December 01, 2017

Congratulations to Crystal Carter whose design was chosen as the logo for SCBWI's Spring Spirit Event for 2018 in Northern California

Congrats to Christina who just signed with agent Jenna Pocius from Red Fox Literary

December 01, 2017

A big congratulations to Christina McMahon who just signed with agent Jenna Pocius from Red Fox Literary.

A New Team Duo

August 30, 2017

Two of our members, Carolyn Kraft and Crystal Carter, have teamed up for a new picture book project. OGDEN, inspired by true events, follows a hungry octopus's journey for the ultimate meal. Can this clever creature figure out how to get past jiggly sea jellies, hidden flatfish, and two animal caretakers in his delicious quest? Stay tuned, The Pen-Ultimates will keep you updated about this upcoming publication. 

Check out SCBWI's Summer Bulletin Art Spot

July 31, 2017

Crystal Carter's illustration was selected as this summer's art spot in the SCBWI Bulletin. This illustration was created for Cheryl Klein's poem, The Popover Man.

Publication: A RIDE TO REMEMBER by Sharon Langley and Amy Nathan

October 01, 2019

We are excited to announce Sharon Langley's first picture book, A RIDE TO REMEMBER (with Amy Nathan), will be published with Abrams Books. The story tells of her family's contribution to American civil rights. Illustrator Floyd Cooper has signed on to do the artwork and the anticipated publication date will be Fall 2019! 

Congrats to Crystal: First Place Art Portfolio

April 01, 2017

Congratulations to Crystal Carter for winning first place for her art portfolio at the SCBWI Spring Spirit Event 2017 in Northern California. 

Congrats to Cheryl and Kara: First and Second Place

February 25, 2017

A big congratulations to Cheryl Klein's manuscript, THE ELEPHANT ROAD, for winning first place and to Kara Wilson's manuscript, MOVING AGAIN, for winning second place at the SCBWI Writers & Illustrators Day in Southern California.

Congrats to Christina: First Place

October 15, 2016

A big congratulations to Christina McMahon whose picture book manuscript, JUST THE BEGINNING, won first place at the SCBWI CenCal Writers' Day 2016.

Article: How A Carousel Ride Became Part of America's Civil Rights History

August 26, 2013

An article featuring our very own Sharon Langley and her role in the Civil Rights History. Sharon was the first African American to ride the carousel at Gwynn Oak Amusement Park. This event is detailed in the book ROUND & ROUND TOGETHER by Amy Nathan and had inspired A RIDE TO REMEMBER, a picture book by Sharon Langley and Amy Nathan (to be expected fall 2019).

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