Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Writing Spooky Stories for Middle Grade

Date(s) - 10/13/2018
10:00 am - 11:00 am


Writing Spooky Stories for Middle Grade

Webinar with Kim Ventrella

October 13, 2018 at 10:00 AM CST


Join author Kim Ventrella as she shares her tips for creating deliciously spooky stories for middle grade readers. Kim is the author of BONE HOLLOW (coming spring 2019, Scholastic Press) and SKELETON TREE, which NYT-bestelling author Cassie Beasley called “a powerful and tender story. Kim Ventrella knows when to be playful and when to break your heart.”

Registration is opens. This webinar will be recorded, but you MUST register BEFORE the webinar to view the recording. Registered attendees will be able to view the recording for 1 month after the webinar date.

Member cost: $15

Nonmember cost: $30

Those who register will be able to submit to the off-site professionals following the webinar (Details will be sent to attendees.)

Off-site professionals include:

Naomi Kirsten, Senior Editor at Chronicle Books

Naomi Kirsten is a Senior Editor at Chronicle Books in San Francisco, California. She acquires approximately 20 titles each year, ranging from picture books to games, stationery, and novelty formats, focusing on smart, art-driven projects with international appeal. Naomi’s titles include international-bestsellers I DIDN’T DO MY HOMEWORK BECAUSE… and A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO SCHOOL…; New York Times Notable Book and Society of Illustrators Gold Medal Winner THE BEAR’S SONG; I HATE MY CATS (A LOVE STORY); WHEN AN ELEPHANT FALLS IN LOVE; YOU AND ME, ME AND YOU; CATCH ME: A SEEK-AND-FIND BOOK, and THE STAR WARS COOKBOOK: BB-ATE, WOOKIEE PIES, HAN SANDWICHES AND OTHER GALACTIC SNACKS and ICE SABERS, projects she originated for the Star Wars franchise. She also develops publishing programs with Marc Boutavant, Taro Gomi, Richard McGuire, and Benjamin Chaud. On Twitter and Instagram: @naomi_kirsten

Claire Friedman, Agent with InkWell Management

Claire Friedman is a literary agent at InkWell Management. Originally from Salt Lake City, Claire spent three years working for local indie bookstore, the King’s English, before moving to New York to attend Columbia University. Prior to joining InkWell in 2016, Claire worked at Macmillan, Time Inc., and Don Congdon Associates. She enjoys reading literary fiction, young adult and children’s books, and narrative non-fiction.


This event is fully booked.