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Hello from Washington!

Started by AbbyDabi, February 02, 2024, 03:40 PM

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Hi everybody! My name is Abby, I am currently a junior student at Western Washington University majoring in WGSS and minoring in Creative Writing. I am hoping that by joining SCBWI and interacting here, I will be able to connect with people more knowledgeable about writing children's books and gain more understanding about the world of children's lit publishing. Some things about me are that I currently work part time at a thrift store in the books and media department, which is a absolute blast. My favorite animals are ladybug's, deer, snail's, and owls.

 :snoopy  :butterflies  :bunny2
abby B 🐞

Debbie Vilardi


You've come to the right place for learning about the industry. You won't find agents here, but you can learn how to reach out to them when you're ready and you can follow them on social media too.

I used to watch snails climb up the side of the concrete steps at my house growing up. I think all the animals you mentioned are in my yard regularly except hyenas and, of course, Snoopy. (I've never seen an owl, but my neighbor has owl a bat habitats and I've heard an owl.)
Twitter: @dvilardi1


Dear Debbie,

Thank you for letting me know about the agent thing, learning about reaching out is still super important and great, and I'm still super glad to be here!

snails are such amazing little rock-jocks haha. I hope you get to see a owl soon, they are such funny looking wise folk.
abby B 🐞


Starred Review, School Library Journal
NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book for 2024
Oklahoma's Donna Norvell Masterlist 2025


Welcome, Abby. If you're new to SCBWI, be sure to find your local region, click the button to follow it, check out their events, and send an email to the Regional Advisor to introduce yourself. That's a great way to find out what's going on and meet other local writers. Here's a link to find your region
Rebecca Langston-George


Learning to Swear in America, 2016
What Goes Up, 2017
The Constitution Decoded, 2020
The Presidents Decoded, 2023
Hearts on Thin Ice, 2024


:welcome2 Abby! We're glad you found us. Wishing you the best with your school work and also your writing/illustrating.


abby B 🐞


Dear Rebecca,

Thank you for this helpful information! I will definitely be interested in the events of my region and introducing myself to the regional advisor :D
abby B 🐞


abby B 🐞


Thank you Evelyn! I can use all the well wishes I can get lol, school can be hard
abby B 🐞

HANGABOUT, FAR FROM HOME, Orange Blossom Publishing, August 2023.


Welcome! Your enthusiasm sparkles off the page!
Tori :palmtree :pizza :books3
PB CALVIN'S LAST WORD, Tilbury House 2020
PB LITTLE CALABASH, Island Heritage 2020
and 28 more

Sue Ford

SCBWI offers lots of helpful webinars. Check them out.
Sue Ford
writing for children as Susan Uhlig
twitter @susanuhlig


Hi Abby! I hope you have a wonderful time here! Best of luck with your writing!

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