Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Sat, Feb 8 — Find Your Niche: Four Approaches to Picture Books

Date(s) - 02/08/2020
9:00 am - 11:00 am

Sausalito Books by the Bay
100 Bay Street - Sausalito, CA 94965

Find Your Niche: Four Approaches to Picture Books

Saturday, February 8, 2020
9 a.m. — panel discussion
10:30 a.m. — Storytime for all ages
Members — Online registration until 2/6/20, $10, At Door $15
Non Members: — Online registration until 2/6/20, $20, At Door $25

Sausalito Books by the Bay
100 Bay Street
Sausalito, California

Join us for a lively panel discussion with these picture book authors who will share their paths to traditional publication, including writing tips and takeaways for aspiring picture book writers and illustrators. Invite friends to join us after the panel for a free read-aloud for all ages.

You’ll hear perspectives on uniting art and language, selling a story without an agent, and finding inspiration from real life to the mythic. The panel will be facilitated by Merriam Saunders, author of My Whirling, Twirling Motor and the forthcoming My Wandering, Dreaming Mind.

Our speakers are (left to right):







Michael Genhart is the author of 11 picture books, including Love is Love, Rainbow: A First Book of Pride and the forthcoming Accordionly (April 2020). Although now represented by Full Circle Literary, he sold all of his books to date unagented.

JaNay Brown-Wood is the author of the award-winning Imani’s MoonGrandma’s Tiny House: A Counting Story, and seven forthcoming books including Shhh! The Baby’s Asleep (2021) and Where in the Garden, a four-book series. She has several poems published including Falling Leaves in Thanku: Poems of Gratitude.

Bethanie Murguia, is an author and illustrator of more than fifteen books, including Zoe Gets Ready, Do You Believe in Unicorns?, and most recently The Favorite Book.

Alex Giardino is the author of three picture books, Ode to an Onion (2018) and Me + Tree and The Good Song (both fall 2020); she is also the Spanish translator of Smarty Marty’s Got Game en Español.


Books by the Bay

This event is fully booked.