Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

PAL Presentation: Jeff Stone

Date(s) - 06/11/2022
10:00 am - 11:00 am


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Date & Time: Saturday, June 11, 2022; 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. EDT

Thanks to a generous grant from SCBWI, we are thrilled to be able to again offer the PAL Presentation series in 2022.


Zoom Info:

* Your link to join the live webinar will be sent by 6:00 p.m. EST June 10, 2022 (the day before the event).

* The recording will be sent to all registered participants a couple of days after the webinar and will be available for re-watching for 30 days.



So, you think you might want to write a series? Or perhaps you’ve already begun one, and you’re looking for tips and tricks from someone intimately familiar with the care and feeding of these unique and wonderful creatures. Join Indiana’s own Jeff Stone for a deep dive into the nuts and bolts of developing, pitching, and ultimately sustaining a world-class series. Whether you write YA, middle grade, early readers, graphic novels, or picture books—there will be something for everyone!

JEFF STONE is the author of the IRA and ALA award-winning, middle-grade, kung fu action/adventure series, THE FIVE ANCESTORS, and its follow-up trilogy, THE FIVE ANCESTORS: OUT OF THE ASHES. Published by Penguin Random House in the USA and Canada, there are 10 novels in total with more than 700,000 copies sold in 14 languages. Audio versions are available through Listening Library, while film and television rights were previously optioned by Nickelodeon and Likely Story. Jeff is represented by Laura Rennert of Andrea Brown Literary Agency (ABLA) and Creative Artists Agency (CAA).

EXTRA! Critiques available:

Jeff is offering written + 20-minute video critiques at $70 each. If you would like to purchase a critique, you need to do so at the time of registration.

Please send the following to Jeff (readjeffstone (at) gmail (dot) com) by May 30th, 2022:

1) a query letter as though you were pitching the book to an agent or editor, plus
2) the first 10 pages of your middle grade or young adult manuscript.

He will contact you to arrange for the video portion of the critique which will be held either before or after the webinar per mutual agreement.


Cancellation Policy & Trouble-Shooting:

Since this is an online event with a recording available for one month afterwards to watch at your own pace, there will not be any refunds issued.

Please add and to your email contact list. Webinar invites and recordings are sent through the SCBWI email system. Sometimes they are blocked by filters. Send us an email if you do not receive your links by the dates noted at the top of the page.

If you encounter any problems during your registration process for this event or have any other questions, contact Diane Bradley-Kantor, or Teresa Robeson, and we will be happy to assist you.


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