Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Speaker Profile - Rebecca Evans

Illustrator and Writer

Region: Maryland/Delaware/West Virginia
Age Levels: 5-10, 11-13, and 14-17
Will Travel: Anywhere in my country
Skype Visit: Yes
SCBWI Profile: Member Profile
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I grew up near Buffalo New York in a family chock full of musicians, artists, and crazy people with a love for life. I started drawing as soon as I could hold a crayon and never stopped. I knew from a very young age that I wanted to be an artist. To that end I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Visual Art from Messiah College with a concentration in Drawing and Illustration, and completed coursework from the Tyler School of Art. I worked for nine years as an artist and designer before returning to my first love: children’s book illustration. My experience includes illustrating children’s books, teaching art at the Chesapeake Center for Creative Arts, and publishing artwork with magazines and multiple publishing houses. I am the Illustrator Coordinator for the Maryland, Delaware West Virginia SCBWI Region, and I have mentored with EB Lewis since October 2013. I now live, and work, from my home studio in Maryland and enjoy spending time with my husband and four young children. To contact me please email me at:

Presentation Description:

I am an energetic and entertaining speaker who loves to educate others about what I do. As an award winning author/illustrator, I present an interactive presentation including behind the scenes photographs of both the writing and editing process and illustrations. I include images of my early illustration and writing so students can connect with where I started and feel more confident about their own work. I focus on the importance of perseverance in achieving your dreams by sharing my own journey to become an author/illustrator.

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What to expect:

An educational, dynamic and interactive presentation geared toward the age level and specific educational goals of the audience. All content of every session is tailored to the audience. I showcase the revision process of writing and illustrating, along with the idea that if you are willing to work hard, your dreams can be achieved.

  • My typical presentation is between 45-60 minutes.
  • Workshops are typically 30-60 minutes long, depending on content.
  • Session content will vary depending on audience age, time, and school requests.
  • I arrive 20 – 30 minutes early, unless specifically requested to arrive earlier.
  • I bring a jump drive, books, examples, and props.
  • There is ALWAYS time for questions!

Additional workshop options:
Story Building Workshop
Character Illustration Workshop
Book Illustration Workshop

For more information please visit my website