Illustrators' Corner

Meet our Illustrator Coordinator, Jaime Zollars...

Jaime has been a member of SCBWI since 2002. Formerly on faculty at the Maryland Institute College of Art, and VP of the Society Illustrators of Los Angeles, Jaime is the author/illustrator of several books including The Truth About Dragons. We're excited to have her onboard! * For more about Jaime's background, her books and other projects, check out her website:

Next Illustrators Mingles * SAVE THE DATES!


December “Inspiration” mingle: Sunday, December 3 at 7:00 pm on Zoom.

This will be an informal online mingle where each attendee shares a picture book they find especially inspiring to their current goals. Old or new books are welcome! This is a chance to make a case for your favorite book, and hopefully jot down a list of others’ favorites to check out over the winter holidays. Be prepared to share what inspires you about the book and how you hope to use that as inspiration in your own work. 

Then, I’ll briefly recap our October meeting takeaways for those who were not there (and remind those who were), and give out an assignment based on the main ideas of self-promotion that will be due by the first meeting of the new year.

January “Action” mingle: Saturday, January 27 at 7:00 pm on Zoom.

We will meet and share our action plans for marketing and self-promotion! Feel free to attend just to listen in if you aren’t ready for a plan of your own, though it is a worthwhile exercise no matter where you are in your career. Your plan can be as ambitious or minimal as you like, but it should feel authentic to you and your goals. Stating our goals out loud will help make them concrete and allow opportunities for feedback from the group.

If you aren’t sure where to start, don’t worry! We’ll be touching upon this at our December meeting and I will make a video available with instructions to develop your preliminary plan if you are unable to attend that meeting.

Zoom links will be sent closer to the event dates. If you are interested in attending but have not been to a Zoom illustration mingle before, please e-mail me at and I’ll make sure you are on the list. I look forward to chatting soon!

Feel free to e-mail me any time at with your ideas.

--Jaime Zollars

For more about Jaime’s background, her books and other projects, check out her website: