Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Sat, Dec. 12: Picture Book Deep Dive

Date(s) - 12/12/2020
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

The Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators
San Francisco North & East Bay
Mendocino County




A behind-the-scenes look at taking a picture book

from concept to publication



Saturday, December 12, 2020
4:00 – 5:30 p.m. PST
7:00 –  8:30 p.m. EST

Have you ever wondered about the behind-the-scenes process of how a picture book gets acquired and created?

Join the author, illustrator, editor, and book designer of the upcoming LUNA’S YUM YUM DIM SUM, part of Charlesbridge Publishing’s Story Math series, as they take you through the development of a picture book from concept to publication.


About Our Speakers:

Alyssa Mito Pusey is an executive editor at Charlesbridge. As a nonfiction specialist, almost any topic can hook her—as long as it’s approached from an unexpected angle. In addition to nonfiction, she edits fiction titles with memorable characters and strong school-and-library hooks. In both nonfiction and fiction, she looks for diversity, innovation, clarity, and voice. Humor is a plus! Alyssa’s titles include Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas by Natasha Yim, Mario and the Hole in the Sky by Elizabeth Rusch, Samurai Rising by Pamela S. Turner, A Black Hole is NOT a Hole by Carolyn Cinami DeCristofano, the Baby Loves Science series by Ruth Spiro, and the Storytelling Math series with Grace Lin, Natasha Yim, and other authors.



Natasha Yim is the author of 7 picture books. She grew up in Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong, and many of her stories are inspired by her multicultural upbringing. As a child, she never thought she was any good at math. She certainly never imagined she’d write a math-concept picture book one day. She is currently at work on 2 middle grade novels and other picture book projects. Natasha is also the co-Assistant Regional Advisor for the San Francisco North and East Bay region.



Violet Kim (illustrator) was born in in Seoul, South Korea. She graduated from Port Moody senior high school in Canada before enrolling in the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in 2006 where she was mentored by Judy Sue Goodwin Sturges and decided to become a children’s book illustrator. After graduation, she illustrated Earth Day, Birthday!, If You’re Going To a March by Martha Freeman, and other children’s books.




Jon Simeon (book designer) grew up wanting to become a medieval illuminator, but he settled for becoming an almost modern day equivalent—a graphic designer. He studied illustration and graphic design at the Rhode Island School of Design, and has a background in book binding history and conservation. Ironically, he is not the biggest reader, but he is heartily obsessed with the production and development of this early UI/UX platform.



Authors and illustrators of all experience levels are welcome!

Registrants will receive the access link via email several days before the workshop. A recording will be available to all registrants.

SCBWI Members: $15, Non-Members: $25
Online registration closes at 5 pm. PST on Dec. 10, 2020.

Question?  Contact Mendocino County Coordinator Terri Nicholson or co-Assistant Regional Advisor Natasha Yim.