Elizabeth Child (left) and Stephanie Moore (right) serve as the brand new co-Regional Advisors of the Utah/Southern Idaho region. Elizabeth and Stephanie bring both organizational and kid-lit experience to their roles, having run many events in the past, from local TEDx events to local writing conferences and retreats. Elizabeth writes picture books, and Stephanie writes both picture books and YA.
Angie Lucas has served as Assistant Regional Advisor since 2020, and she runs the annual Critique-a-Palooza event. Angie is a picture-book author with one published book, My Big Dumb Invisible Dragon (SoundsTrue 2019), and two more on the way: My Big Embarrassing Elephant (Marble Press, September 2023) and Rafa and the Wrong Legs (Marble Press, Fall 2024).
Shawna J. C. Tenney grew up in a world of fort building, hand-me-down dress ups, and fairy tales. Her love of creating her own imaginary worlds with the pencil grew over the years, and she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Illustration from Brigham Young University. She loves telling stories through color, composition, and whimsical characters. Shawna is the author and illustrator of Brunhilda's Backwards Day , Pirates Don't Dance, and Anonymoose (Fall 2024). Shawna is happy to serve as the Illustrator Coordinator for the Utah/Southern Idaho SCBWI region. She also teaches Children's Book Illustration at Utah Valley University. She lives in Eagle Mountain, Utah, with her husband, two daughters, and two cats.