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2018 SCBWI Oklahoma Spring Conference
“Striking at the Reader’s Heart”
A Conference for Children’s Writers
OKC Embassy Suites Hotel
1815 S. Meridian
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Publisher at Macmillian Children’s Publishing Group
Daniel Nayeri is the publisher of a new imprint at Macmillian Children’s Publishing Group. Previously, he was publisher at Workman Publishing Company, where he oversaw a team of designers, editors, and inventors in the pursuit of creating “art objects for great and terrible children.” Before that he was digital editorial director at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, editor at Clarion Books, and a professional pastry chef. Daniel was born in Iran and spent a couple of years as a refugee before immigrating to Oklahoma at age eight with his family. He is the author of several books for young readers, including: The Most Dangerous Book; Straw House; Wood House; Brick House; Blow: Four Novellas; and How to Tell a Story.
Associate Editor at Albert Whitman & Company
A complete bookworm, Andrea Hall knew in middle school that she wanted to work in the wonderful world of publishing. After attending Miami University in Oxford, she spent the next seven years working at Pearson Education before joining the Albert Whitman team. Andrea is also a former ARA of the Central and Southern Ohio Chapter of SCBWI. Children’s books are her first love and she’s always looking for the next book that pulls her in and won’t let go.
— Albert Whitman Website
Associate Editor at Stimola Literary Studio
Allison has known what she wanted to be when she grew up — ever since the age of eight when she read in the back of a Baby-Sitters’ Club book that the author, Ann M. Martin, was an editor before she became a writer. She had no idea what the word “editor” meant — but she knew it had to be a person who read a lot, and she knew she wanted to work in publishing. She’s so lucky to say that she has only ever worked with books — a journey that has taken her from a library, to a bookstore, to a publishing house, and finally to the Studio. And books, particularly those for children, have been her lifelong passion. She believes there is simply nothing better in the world than putting the perfect book in a child’s hand. But there is something extraordinary in nurturing a book from the start, and seeing it find its place in the world. To Allison, being an agent is a bit like a treasure hunt to find the books that speak to her most easily.
— Stimola Literary Studio Website
Junior Agent at Writer’s House
“Writer’s House is a full-service literary agency that was founded in 1973. I interned in the New York offices before starting in our California branch in 2013. Since then, as Steven Malk’s assistant, I’ve had the privilege of working closely with a variety of extraordinary talented bestselling and award-winning authors and illustrators of works ranging from very young picture books to middle grade and young adult, and I’m now a junior agent seeking clients who work in primarily those genres.”
— Publisher’s Marketplace
Chad W. Beckerman
Creative Director at ABRAMS
Chad W. Beckerman is an award-winning designer and creative director at ABRAMS, where he oversees the design of picture books, novels and graphic novels under the Abrams Appleseed, Abrams Books for Young Readers, Amulet Books, and Abrams ComicArts imprints.
He is the designer behind such successful children series as Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Origami Yoda, NERDS, Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales, Frank Einstein, and The Terrible Two. He studied illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design.
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