Live Chat with Jane Yolen



Join author Jane Yolen in a special phone chat on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 7PM EST (4PM PCT) with author Heidi Stemple.  No matter where you are, you can sign up and join as Jane talks about writing her latest picture book How Do Dinosaurs Say I'm Mad? There will be time for your questions at the end, and you can even order a personalized, signed book from Jane's local independent bookstore. It's like a live book signing in your living room! 

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About SCBWI and Booktalk Nation:

The SCBWI is partnering with the Authors Guild to curate the Children’s Book section of Booktalk Nation.  Booktalk Nation puts on live, streaming author talks via their website. The idea is to bring book talks to readers' living rooms and help out brick-and-mortar bookstores in the process.  Readers can sign up for free and buy signed, personalized copies of the author's book from an independent bookstore hosting the event.

SCBWI members are eligible to be considered for this program. So far Judy Blume, Ellen Hopkins, Bruce Coville, Lin Oliver and Henry Winkler have participated. If you are an SCBWI member with a new book out you can apply for this prestigious opportunity. Please send an email with your name, the title, publication date and publisher of your book to Sara Rutenberg. We will select 4 people to participate this year. Authors can participate in the talk from home via phone or internet; they just need to be able to sign books at the host store a few days after the talk. The talks are about thirty minutes long, and usually involve a featured author being interviewed by another author or journalist. It's a great way for authors to supplement their book tours and to support their local independent or one they will be passing through on a tour. There is no cost to SCBWI authors to participate in Booktalk Nation.