Sunday, August 5, 2012

SCBWI Success Stories

Each panelist has found SCBWI to a part of their success along the way: getting them started, keeping them going as they traveled their path to publication, as well as being important once the contract came.

A piece of advice from each of the panelists:

Chris Rylander: The only thing that can stop you from being published is stopping.

Chris Rylander's debut novel THE FOURTH STALL is this year's Sid Fleischman Award for humor. 

Lissa Price: Remember that last year I was the one sitting out in those seats. Next year you could be sitting up here.

Lissa Price is debut novel is STARTERS. The follow-up in the series ENDERS will be out in December.

 Ruta Sepetys: Don’t be afraid of change. Be open.

Ruta Sepetys is the author of the NYT bestselling BETWEEN SHADES OF GRAY. 

Clare Vanderpool: Hold on to the moments that excite you.

Clare Vanderpool's debut novel MOON OVER MANIFEST was awarded the 2011 Newbery Medal. Her second novel NAVIGATING EARLY comes out in 2013.

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