“Inside Story” Event ~ November 3rd at the Odyssey Bookshop!

The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, in conjunction with First Book, is launching their first international “Inside Story” event at select independent bookstores.  Eighteen children’s book authors and illustrators will be at the Odyssey bookshop in Hadley, MA on Sunday, November 3rd to share the “Inside Story” about their latest publications. I’ll be talking about “The Glass Puzzle”!


Inside Story is an opportunity for young readers, teachers, librarians, and children’s book lovers to become acquainted with new releases.  From picture books, middle grade and early readers to young adult this event has something for everyone! Free prizes, a drawing to win a phone call from a famous author and First Book will donate a book to a child in need for every book purchased! Perfect for children, educators and librarians.


Location:  The Odyssey Bookshop, 9 College St., South Hadley, Massachusetts  

Picture Book Authors ~ 1:00 pm

Diane deGroat, Corinne Demas, Deborah Freedman, Jannie Ho, Sandra Horning, Jane Kohuth, Jason Lefebvre, Richard Michelson, Hazel Mitchell, J.C. Phillipps

Middle Grade and Young Adult Authors ~ 3:00 pm

Stacy DeKeyser, Christine Brodien-Jones, Erin Dionne, Natasha Lowe, Jennifer Ann Mann, Rebecca Rupp, Chris Tebbetts, Kathryn Burak


About First Book 

First Book provides access to new books for children in need. To date, First Book has distributed more than 100 million books and educational resources to programs and schools serving children from low-income families throughout the UnitedStates and Canada. First Book is transforming the lives of children in need and elevating the quality of education by making new, high-quality books available on an ongoing basis.  Learn more at www.firstbook.org.


Founded in 1971, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators is one of the largest existing writers’ and illustrators’ organizations, with over 22,000 members worldwide. It is the only organization specifically for those working in the fields of children’s literature, magazines, film, television, and multimedia. The organization was founded by Stephen Mooser (President) and Lin Oliver (Executive Director), both of whom are well-published children’s book authors and leaders in the world of children’s literature.  Learn more at www.scbwi.org.