Emily Taylor

Emily Taylor

My dear friend Emily Taylor's passing is already a month ago. I miss her smile, art, critiques, and her enthusiasm for life. Emily taught art at a local community center and was giving person right to the end. She was a regular participant at the monthly MN SCBWI critique group meet-up in Edina, MN. I enjoyed collaborating with her and our friends at an illustrator retreat with in Grand Marais, MN in May, 2017. It seems so long ago now. I know she is in a better place. All my love, Alicia

SCBWI Minnesota Postcard Gallery



As the Illustrator Coordinator of SCBWI Minnesota, I started a program earlier in 2017 called the SCBWI Minnesota Postcard Gallery. It is an online gallery for our members to showcase their self-promotion postcards.

I really enjoy seeing it grow from the ground up.  And I look forward to many posts to come. We will update this gallery 4x/year. See you July 15th!

2016 MN SCBWI Fall Conference

Big thanks, to all our fabulous speakers, volunteers, mentors and mentees!
We held our annual MN SCBWI Fall Conference on October 22-23, 2016.
Onwards and upwards!

Harold Underdown, Independent Editor; Andrew Karre, Exec. Editor, Dutton Books
Melina Mangal, author
Patrick Collins, Creative Dir. Henry Holt Books; Judy Schachner, author/illustrator; Alex Slater, Trident Media (and his lovely wife) 

Molly Beth Griffin, author



Jessica Freeburg, ARA; Kate Dolan, volunteer; Alicia Schwab, IC minnesota.scbwi.org; Emily Taylor 2016 Illustrator Mentee