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My Process Shop Talk Series

Date(s) - 03/29/2022 - 09/13/2022
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 for their incredible presentations! Next up…


On Wednesday, June 8th from 6-7pm, join us and self-published Author Aaron Fox as he shares his process in writing his animal-adventure picture book aimed at 6-8 year olds, Legend of the Mask: A Sloan the Sloth Story. 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.





Aaron Fox grew up south of Jefferson City, MO and moved to Columbia, MO when he attended the University of Missouri in 1999. After getting his Bachelor’s in Broadcast Journalism, he stayed in Columbia to work in radio. Fox has worked off and on in radio over the last 15 years and is currently a member of the Tom Bradley Show. He lives in Columbia with his wife, Kelly; his son, Eli and their dog Charlie.







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!








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.)

July 19 (Tuesday): Jennifer Adam, MG Fantasy

September 13 (Tuesday): Jody Feldman, YA Thriller

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.





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