SCBWI Inland Northwest

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Welcome to the Inland Northwest Region!

We are a professional organization serving writers & illustrators of children’s and YA literature in eastern Washington & northern Idaho. Our programs and events provide opportunities to enhance craft, build community, and deepen understanding of children’s publishing. Welcome!

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What do you want to accomplish in 2024? Join us for this goal-setting workshop to give your writing the attention it deserves.

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October Newsletter

SCBWI Inland Northwest members receive Creative Currents via email. This is a quick-read publication with information about local programs, events, and news from our members. Contact us with your publishing news!

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SCBWI Virtual Events

SCBWI Members can participate in a variety of virtual events. Find the program that's right for you.

INW Regional Team

Rachel Hamby
Regional Advisor
Jeri Rosenthal
Assistant Regional Advisor
Katya Greimes
Illustrator Coordinator
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About Us

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Critiques

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Our Events

Featured Illustrator: Beverly Love-Warren

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Your illustrations are gorgeous, can you tell us what mediums you use and why you chose them?

Primarily I work traditionally in watercolor and color pencils, but sometimes I use color pencils alone. Either way the color will get enhanced digitally in procreate. I find that enhancing the color in procreate brings more life to the illustrations after they have been photographed or scanned because some of the color gets compromised when it becomes digital....

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Can you describe your artistic process from initial idea to final design?

When I am beginning a project, I paginate the story first. Then I begin to work on the look of the characters. If they are human, I will look at clothing references and hair styles for ideas. If they are animals I will check my files, books or google the animal(s) for accurate anatomical information. While I’m waiting for approval for the b/w and color character sketches...

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Can you tell us about a favorite project you’ve worked on?

My favorite project would either be my debut picture book as an author/illustrator, HAVE YOU SEEN MOUSE?. Or a book I illustrated years ago, MY CHILD MY PRINCESS. The reason I’m including this second book is because I used live models—my daughter, a son and my husband. I also used several personal photo references for the little town...

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To inquire about local happenings or to share your personal publishing updates, please email { inlandnw@scbwi.org }. We love hearing from our members!