March 9, 2013
CONTACT: Joan Bransfield Graham
Westlake Village (address TBA), 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
“Once I get ‘inside the story,’ it doesn’t matter whether I’m looking at the world through the eyes of a classroom hamster or a confused teenager; the process of creating characters and plots is really the same and never boring.” Join versatile writer Betty Birney, author of the award-winning According to Humphrey
series, which has sold over two million copies, to explore techniques for creating your own irresistible characters.
Betty G. Birney has written more than 35 children’s books. At least 50 schools throughout the US are featuring her popular Humphrey
series for their “One School, One Book.” The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs
has been on numerous state lists, including the California Young Readers Medal. Betty also worked for many years writing children’s television and has received an Emmy, a Writer’s Guild award, and three Humanitas Prizes. Visit http://bettybirney.com
to find out more.
$40 SCBWI members, $50 non-members