Monday, May 22, 2017


Arkansas SCBWI Conference, June 16-17 in Little Rock
--Arkansas SCBWI Writing Workshop, Sept. 16, Central Arkansas
--Arkansas SCBWI Retreat, Oct. 13-15 in Fort Smith
--Arkansas SCBWI Publishing Workshop, Nov. 18, Fayetteville

KidLit Roundtable This Saturday in Rogers

Don’t forget to join us for the first ARSCBWI KidLit Roundtable at the Rogers Public Library at 3 p.m. on May 20. Meet fellow writers & illustrators, trade tips and discuss topics relating to kidlit. Thanks to volunteer Kimberly Mitchell for working with me on this ARSCBWI project!

Conference in June (Pitch Sessions Available)
Our conference is a month away! If you haven’t signed up, you still can. We have an exciting line-up for the 2017 Arkansas SCBWI Conference June 16-17. Conference faculty includes Kait Feldmann, associate editor at Arthur A. Levine Books (Scholastic); Molly O'Neill, literary agent at Waxman Leavell Literary Agency; and Nick Thomas, editor at Arthur A. Levine Books (Scholastic).

Our consultations sold out this year. Pitch sessions are still available for picture books and novels. Also, illustrators who want a portfolio consultation, I can schedule a slot for you on Friday night. All of these are very limited, so if you are considering it, email now to reserve your spot.
More information on the conference, including links to the faculty bios is here:
Member News
Remember to let me know if you have a release date for your book, book signing, author event or good news. Email the information to, so we can keep track of it - so send your updates today!

Warmest Regards,

Phyllis Hemann
SCBWI Arkansas Regional Advisor

Tuesday, May 16, 2017


Countdown to Friday! If you want to read at open mic, would like a book table, or need to purchase lunch, NOW is the time. Contact me at See you guys this Friday the 19th. We have a great conference planned for Saturday - travel writing, fiction writing, learning how to pitch your manuscript, and more.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Arkansas SCBWI KidLit

Arkansas SCBWI KidLit Roundtable Northwest Arkansas
 · Hosted by SCBWI-Arkansas
  • Saturday, May 20 at 3 PM - 4:30 PM
    Next Week
  • Rogers Public Library

Friday, May 05, 2017


Special news provided by Joel, a USS Sea Fox (SS-402)crew member. April 26, 2017 University of Arizona

 NROTC Awards Presented:
The Freddie Warder Naval Submarine League (NSL) Outstanding Achievement Certificate and a copy of Heroes Beneath the Waves, by Mary Nida Smith to Midshipman Zachary J. Rossi, USNR. Photo provided by NROTC staff and book presented by Joel M. Greenberg USSVI Tucson Base.

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

I belonged for a couple of years with this wonderful group of writers I even helped with with one of their contest. One never stops learning and  making new friends and enjoying old friends. 
Sell your books at the 2017 MWG Conference!
Click HERE to access the consignment sheet and W9 form.
Ship your books to:
Heather Tearneyc/o The Mizzou Store911 E. RollinsColumbia, MO 65211
The 2017 Missouri Writers Guild annual conference and business meeting will be held
in Columbia, Missouri over the weekend of
May 5-7, 2017, at the Holiday Inn Executive Center.