Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

PAL Presentation: Shannon Anderson

Date(s) - 02/06/2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am


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Picture Book Boot Camp

Date & Time: Saturday, February 6th, 2021 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. EST

Zoom Info:

* Your link to join the live webinar will be sent by 6:00 p.m. EST February 5, 2021 (the day before the event).

* The recording will be sent to all registered participants a couple of days after the webinar (February 8, 2021) and will be available for re-watching for 30 days.


Description: This is a webinar designed for beginners wanting to publish in the traditional market. Co-RAs Diane Bradley-Kantor and Teresa Robeson are excited to offer a series of four webinars given by our region’s talented PAL members. These webinars are offered free of charge to all SCBWI members and with a small fee of $10 for non-members. Shannon Anderson, our former Regional Advisor, starts off the series with her presentation on picture books! Shannon Anderson is an award-winning children’s book author, former SCBWI regional advisor, and teacher of 25 years. She was named one of the top 10 teachers who inspired the Today Show in 2019 and has taken a sabbatical leave this year to write, speak, and coach teachers and writers. This fall, her newest books, Y is for Yet and Mindset Power released. In the winter, The Story of Benjamin Franklin will be available, and Too Shy to Say Hi will launch in March. To learn more about her you can go to


EXTRA! Critiques available:

Shannon is offering written + video critiques at $75 each. If you would like to purchase a critique, you need to do so at the time of registration. They will be completed and returned to you before your video consultation with Shannon.

Please send the entire text of your picture book manuscript (not to exceed 1000 words) as a Word doc to Shannon ( She will contact you to arrange for the video portion of the critique.


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.