Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

The RA Desk – Denise Ortakales (Sept/Oct 2018)

By now, you’ve heard about the changes our New England team has gone through. Let me introduce you to the team from the north. I have taken over the CoRegional Advisor position long-held by Kathy Quimby. We wish her well as she pursues her writing career. Russ Cox is our new Co-Illustrator Coordinator. Russ is a fantastic illustrator and has one of the wackiest imaginations I’ve seen (I mean that in the best sense!) Do check out his highly entertaining Instagram feed @ russcox_books. And for the first time we have an Assistant Regional Advisor in the north. Shawn Anderson has agreed to handle the Meet & Greets and the Peg Davol Scholarship. Shawn is a powerhouse of energy and quick to volunteer for anything. You can see his wacky side on Twitter @ ShawnTWrites. And lastly Sally Wilkins is our new Critique Group Coordinator for Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. If you’re looking for a critique group, she’s your girl.