Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

January Virtual Workshop: Beyond the Book Release

Date(s) - 01/15/2022
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


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Virtual Workshop: Beyond the Book Release


You work hard on your writing and illustrating with the dream of eventually getting your work published, but what do you do after that? How do school and library visits work? What are the best ways to market your books? There is a lot to learn about what comes after publication.


In this online workshop, we have asked two well-known professionals to speak about these exact topics. Margaret Peterson Haddix will speak to us about in-person and virtual school and library visits, while Arree Chung will discuss book marketing and business tips for authors and illustrators.


This workshop is designed for our “PAL” members (i.e. Published and Listed members), but this information can be useful to creators at all stages of the journey. It’s never too early to be prepared for success!



Margaret Peterson Haddix has since written more than 40 books for kids and teens, including Running Out of TimeDouble Identity; Uprising; The Always War; the Greystone Secrets series; the Shadow Children series; the Missing series; the Children of Exile series; the Under Their Skin duologyand The Palace Chronicles. She also wrote Into the Gauntlet, the tenth book in the 39 Clues series.  Her books have been honored with New York Times bestseller status, the International Reading Association’s Children’s Book Award; American Library Association Best Book and Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers notations; and numerous state reader’s choice awards. They have also been translated into more than twenty different languages.



Arree Chung is an award winning author, illustrator, international speaker and founder of Storyteller Academy. Arree’s books have won been named best books of the year by NPR, Kirkus reviews and Amazon. In 2019, Mixed won the FCBG award for best children’s book in the United Kingdom. Arree’s books are sold in over 11 countries and thousands of students have taken Storyteller Academy’s courses and video series. Arree travels to schools across the world to encourage young minds to create their vision and to make an impact with their ideas.


 Zoom link: This will be emailed to all attendees after sign-ups close on Jan 14th at 5:00pm.


Webinar Schedule

 1:00 pm EST:  — Welcome and Introductions


1:10-2:10 pm: Margaret Peterson Haddix session and Q&A


2:15-2:30 pm: Break time


2:30 – 3:30 pm: Arree Chung session and Q&A


3:30 – 4:00 pm EST:  Combined Q&A with Margaret and Arree


There will be a 30-day replay of the workshop for all attendees after the event. If you have any questions, please email We hope you’ll join us for this exciting opportunity!