Book Fairies

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Thanks to the efforts of our clever volunteers, Book Fairies and the First Look Interviews are back! PAL members, watch your inbox for the monthly invitation to submit.

Books ordered by local public library systems, digital libraries, bookstores, school libraries, or specialty stores can provide a boost in sales and exposure beyond that gained from individual purchases. Our Book Fairies program helps Carolinas members get the word out about PAL authors’ and illustrators’ newly-released books by sharing information about these titles so members can request that local libraries, bookstores, etc. purchase them.

Book Fairies First Look Interviews: This a PAL program where we interview an author or illustrator about the book they’re releasing that month and then share the interview on our website and across our social media. Each month’s featured author/illustrator is determined by drawing one name from those interested. We are so excited to present these interviews with our talented SCBWI Carolinas authors and illustrators!

To be eligible to participate in Book Fairies OR to to be considered for a Book Fairies First Look Interview, your book must be:

If you’d like to participate in Book Fairies or be entered in a drawing for a Book Fairies First Look Interview, please be on the lookout for an email the month before your book comes out and follow the directions listed there. You will be asked to provide the following information:

  • Tell us if you’d like to participate in that month’s Book Fairies Program, if you’d like to be entered in the drawing for that month’s Book Fairies First Look Interview, or BOTH
  • Title
  • Author and/or Illustrator
  • ISBN
  • Publisher
  • Release Date

If you have any questions, please let us know!

Derick Wilder, PAL Coordinator & Book Fairies Program Director

Leigh Anne Carter, Volunteer-at-Large

Micki Bare, Book Fairies First Look Coordinator

December 2023 First Look Interview