Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

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  • Shiho Pate creates both warmth and a kind of simplistic imperfection in her work that is both endearing and enduring. Recent kudos: on the heels of her SCBWI national Feature in September —
  •   To start off the year, I thought it would be a good idea to introduce myself so that you could all learn a little bit more about me - your new Illustrator Coordinator. :) How long have you been a member of SCBWI? What’s the most impactful thing you have learned from being in SCBWI? I joined SCBWI in 2016, shortly after deciding to pursue my dreams of writing and illustrating children’s books. I’ve gained so much from being part of SCBWI. Some of the most important things I learned were the value of critique groups, the importance of going to conferences, and, most importantly, how crucial it is to put my work out there.     What medium(s) do you use to illustrate?  My illustrations are made with cut paper art. I use different types of paper, from vellum to cardstock and sometimes also incorporate felt. I love adding lights to bring life to my pieces. What is your illustration process? My process is pretty long, but, the more I work on my art, the faster I become. 1) Once I have an idea, I start sketching it down – the initial sketches are VERY rough. 2) I then go online and look up references for the different elements I will be including in my illustrations. I’ll often ask my husband or kids to pose for me. 3) I then start drawing the illustrations on my iPad. Using the iPad has been a huge time saver. [caption id=
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Our region includes Orange County, San Bernardino, Riverside and Long Beach. We have sunny beaches, snow-capped mountains, and scenic deserts. We are also home to incredible writers and illustrators who mingle and hone their craft at monthly meet-ups and critique groups, an annual retreat and an

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  SoCal SCBWI fans showing support for Steve Bramucci’s DANGER GANG #2! The signing took place at the most awesome children’s bookstore in SoCal, Whale of a Tale.   Monthly meet-up critique groups sharing resources for children’s writers!