“For nurturing many writers who have gone on to success in children’s literature,” Cheryl Fusco Johnson (J.D., University of Washington School of Law) received a 2004 Outstanding Service Award from Iowa’s Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. For five years, she served as Iowa SCBWI's Regional Advisor and was Network Chair for Southeast Iowa for many years, as well. She teaches at the University of Iowa's Iowa Summer Writing Festival and at the Institute of Children's Literature. Her students have won fiction contests, writing grants, and contracts from major book publishers. A contributing editor for The Iowa Source, Cheryl’s had work in Children's Writer, Writers Handbook, The Writer, Cricket, Highlights for Children, and many other publications. In addition, she hosts the radio show, Writers Voices, on KRUU 100.1 FM, interviewing authors, editors, publicists, and other people connected to the world of writing and publishing.
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