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My Process Shop Talk Series

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Date(s) - 13/09/2022 - 16/11/2022
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Thank you to the wonderful KSMO SCBWI creators who have volunteered to share their process in making their books with us! We put a call out both through Scribbles and Second Saturdays, and we are grateful to you who volunteered.

 

Inspired by Elizabeth George’s craft book, Mastering the Process: From Idea to Novel, we’ve asked our PAL and Independently Published Creators to share their process. They will answer questions about their process in about an hour long shop talk via zoom to our members.

 

We want to thank Stephanie Bearce, Wendy Leach, and Nicki Jacobsmeyer, Aaron Fox, Jennifer Adam, and Violet Lemay for their incredible presentations! Next up…

 

On Tuesday, September 13th  from 6- 7 pm, join us and YA author Jody Feldman as she shares her process in writing her YA Thriller No Way Home. Come with your burning questions for our Q&A session.

 

Please REGISTER for this FREE hour-long webinar so we can send you the Zoom link. A recording will be available for the event for registered attendees only.

 

 

Award-winning author Jody Feldman had early thoughts of working as a treasure hunter, a codebreaker, a movie director, and an inventor. Through a series of happenstances, however,she enrolled in the Mizzou School of Journalism and discovered she really could write. Her middle grade novels—The Seventh Level and The Gollywhopper Games series(HarperCollins/Greenwillow) have appeared on 26 state reading lists and have won, among other honors, the Georgia Children’s Book Award and the Grand Canyon Readers Award. Her debut YA novel, No Way Home (forthcoming 8/2/2022, Sourcebooks) is also her first thriller. 

You can find Jody here: www.jodyfeldman.com, www.facebook.com/jodyfeldman,

@jodyfeldman (Twitter and Instagram); also, in St. Louis, Missouri, where she discovered she can explore all her passions through the characters in her books.

 

 

 

 

No Way Home

YA Thriller

Coming August 2, 2022 (Sourcebooks Fire)

A propulsive international thriller about an exchange program gone horribly wrong. Imagine TAKEN in Rome but if Liam Neeson’s daughter had to save HIM instead. For a full teaser, visit your favorite bookseller website or here: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781728254265

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Process Shop Talk Series tentative schedule:

(Please Note: dates and times are subject to change. Please check back closer to the date to verify.)

November 16 (Wednesday): Jess Townes, PB

 

Past presenters:

February 24 (Thursday): Stephanie Bearce, MG NF, Mary Anning: Paleontology from the Golden Age to the PresentChicago Review Press, Summer 2023. Description: The book invites readers to learn with hands-on activities and brings to light new facts about a female scientist who revolutionized how we think about religion, science, and dinosaurs.

March 29 (Tuesday): Wendy Leach, Illustrator, PB, A Small Kindness. Description: It was like a game of tag, with one small act of kindness spreading throughout a small community of kids and teachers alike.

May 3 (Tuesday): Nicki Jacobsmeyer, author, NF MG, Surviving the Iditarod: An Interactive Extreme Sports AdventureSet in the Alaskan wilds, the Iditarod is one of the most extreme races on the planet. As the musher and leader of a high-powered dog sledding team, choosing the right dog is just the first of your important decisions. From there, each choice you make will affect whether you come in first, fifth, last, or not at all. YOU CHOOSE how this adventure ends.

June 8 (Wednesday): Aaron Fox, author, self-published PB, Legend of the Mask: A Sloan the Sloth Story. Sloan the Sloth has a secret weapon. When he puts on his mask, he becomes the superhero Ninja Sloth! But, where did the mask come from and how did he become a superhero? We travel back in time and meet some mysterious monkeys to find the answer!

July 19 (Tuesday): Jennifer Adam, author, MG fantasy, Lark and the Wild HuntThe Real Boy meets The Girl Who Drank the Moon in this magical middle grade adventure, which takes readers deep into the world of the fae on one brave young girl’s quest to save her brother. Never trust a fae. Lark Mairen knows this. In her village, the border between the fae and human worlds is as thin as a whisper, and fae trickery is nothing new. But Lark’s brother, Galin, has just disappeared into the fae realm while racing in the deadly Wild Hunt, and Lark’s only lead is a mysterious fae boy called Rook. To save her brother, she’ll have to trust Rook—even if it takes her into the dangerous fae kingdom, where she’ll untangle riddles, navigate labyrinths, and face the wicked king himself.

August 9 (Tuesday): Violet Lemay, author/illustrator, board book, Let’s Be Friends. Description: We’re different! We’re the same! Can we be friends? Of course we can! Friends can come from anywhere. Friends can live in any kind of house. Friends can be different ages. Friends can look different. And friends can have different faiths. This sweet lift-the-flap board book celebrates friendship and the importance of embracing our differences. It joyfully shows diverse children from all over the world and teaches a valuable lesson: we are all just people and we are all worthy of friendship.

 

 

 

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