Grants for children’s books
Awards to USA and Canada Individuals to Recognize Emerging Talent in Writing and Illustrating Children’s Books
GrantWatch ID#: 163058
Description: Awards of $3,000 to a USA or Canada author and an illustrator to encourage and recognize emerging talent in children’s literature. Nominations are accepted on behalf of outstanding new illustrators and writers whose books portray the universal qua…
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Webinar: Avoiding publishing scams 6-15-22
One of our APW authors received an invitation to this webinar by Archway Publishing’s Author Learning Center.
“We’ve become aware of widespread scams and misrepresentations targeting self-published authors. These fraud attempts come in different shapes and sizes—and are continuously evolving, becoming more sophisticated every day.”
ALC President Keith Ogorek discusses the recent increase in publishing-related scams, and how to tell the difference between a legitimate opportunity and fraud.
The webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, June 15, 2022 10:30-11:30 Arizona time.
Read more and sign up for the webinar here.
Save the date- Central Chapter Meeting Oct 12
Save the date- Central Chapter meeting October 12. We will be meeting from 10-1 at the Shepherd of the Hills in Phoenix. Connie Cockrell, APW member and prolific author, is our speaker. More details will follow soon.
Payson Book Festival -save the date!
Save the date – July 20, 2019. For more information see the Payson Book Festival webpage.
Photos from “An Illustrator’s Perspective”
Michael Hale was the speaker for “An Illustrator’s Perspective,” Rim Country District’s November 15, 2017 presentation held at Majestic Rim Retirement Community in Payson. As an author and illustrator of children’s books, Michael Hale provided an insider’s view of what it takes to create a book from concept to final production to an interested audience.
November 2017 program: Michael Hale – An Illustrator’s Perspective
The Arizona Professional Writers present: Michael Hale – An Illustrator’s Perspective
Join us! Wednesday, November 15 1:00 PM at Majestic Rim Retirement Community, 310 Tyler Pkwy, Payson, AZ.
Everyone loves children’s books but not everyone knows how they are created. As an author and illustrator of children’s books, Michael Hale provides an insider’s view of what it takes to create a book from concept to final production.
Learn how authors, illustrators and many others come together to put books on your shelves. It’s a great insight into the world of children’s literature.
Michael Hale is the Illustrator Coordinator for the Arizona Region of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. (SCBWI). He has years of creative experience as a designer, writer and Illustrator and was the Creative Director of The Phoenix Zoo.
Now he puts his creative skills to work on writing & illustrating children’s picture books. He loves his work.
Michael illustrated his first picture book, UP UP UP in 2016. It was written by Phoebe Fox and published by First Edition Project Books. He both wrote and illustrated his second book, Bad Monkey Business. It was published by Simian Books in 2017.
You can see more of Michael Hale’s work by visiting www.michaelhale.me
Author Jan Cleere to speak to Central District April 1, 2016
Arizona Professional Writers Offers Workshop for Aspiring Self-Publishers
Arizona Professional Writers is offering “What’s New in Self-Publishing,” a two-hour workshop for writers to hear from the experts and gain useful tips about this emerging publishing genre. The workshop will be held on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Shepherd of the Hills United Church of Christ, 5524 E. Lafayette Ave., Phoenix, Arizona. Registration with breakfast pastries and coffee starts at 9:30 a.m.
“What’s New in Self-Publishing” will feature a panel of industry experts, beginning with Linda F. Radke, president and founder of Five Star Publications, Inc., and author of The Economical Guide to Self-Publishing and Linda F. Radke’s Promote Like a Pro, who has more than 30 years’ experience in the traditional, partnership and self-publishing arenas and serves as a publishing consultant.
- Connie Cockrell, a self-published author of 13 books who has been included in five anthologies and EverydayFiction.com after her daughter challenged her to write in 2011.
- Linda Smock, a retired elementary school teacher and children’s author who has self-published seven picture books on CreateSpace and Kindle in the last year. The books feature characters based on animals in her household and neighborhood.
- Brenda Warneka, an editor and writer, who has edited a variety of books, including the APW anthology “Skirting Traditions: Arizona Writers and Journalists, 1912-2012.”
Following the workshop, attendees are invited to meet for a no-host lunch at Kitchen 56, 3433 N. 56th St., Phoenix, Arizona.
Barbara Lacy, Phoenix Central District Director, states, “For over 50 years Arizona Professional Writers has offered writing workshops. Now we want to help emerging self-publishers achieve their goals.”
The workshop is free for members of Arizona Professional Writers and $10 for the public.
Please register in advance with an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a credit card or mail a check to: Barbara Lacy, 5425 E. Mockingbird Lane, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253. For more information, contact Barbara Lacy at 480-620-1358.
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Central District program – March 19, 2015
ARIZONA PROFESSIONAL WRITERS
INVITES YOU TO A PRESENTATION BY
JUDITH REDLINE COOPEY
writer, historian, genealogist
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Bluewater Grill and Seafood Restaurant
1720 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix
5:00 p.m. No-Host Cocktails
5:30 Dinner followed by Program
Coopey, a former history teacher who published four historical novels in four years, will talk about the historical research that wins her novels high praise from readers and what she did that led to a fantastically successful marketing campaign once she realized she needed help marketing her work. A question and answer period will follow. Copies of her books will be available for sale. Non-members $5. Each attendee pays their own restaurant check. RSVP: email@example.com or Brenda Warneka 602-740-9579.