Children's Book Writer

Writing Inspiration

… From People to Books

Author Jennifer Ward with Lynn


I credit award-winning children's book author Jennifer Ward for whetting my appetite to write for children. She held a free 3-part workshop about Writing for Children. I've never looked back!

Author Jennifer J. Stewart with Lynn


The next award-winning children's book author I met was Jennifer J. Stewart at a writer's conferenece. I was fortunate enough to have her critique one of my manuscripts. Jennifer's books are guaranteed to make you laugh!

Author Juanita Havill with Lynn


To hone my understanding of children's books and the craft of writing them, I took award-winning children's book author (notice the pattern here) Juanita Havill's class, Writing for Children. She continues to encourage me on a regular basis.

Author Michelle Parker-Rock with Lynn


When I joined the SCBWI, I had the extreme pleasure to become acquainted with Arizona Regional Advisor Michelle Parker-Rock. She's the spark plug for the AZ regional chapter and, yes, also an award-winning children's book author!



The Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators is an amazing organization. Through SCBWI I've attended workshops and conferences chock full of priceless information to hone my craft. my manuscripts are better off for it. I've learned so much about the children's book industry thanks to SCBWI.