Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Oklahoma Leadership Team

Logo SCBWI-Oklahoma Regional Advisor: Jill

Assistant Regional Advisor: Gaye Sanders

Illustrator Coordinator: Jerry


The Oklahoma Chapter of SCBWI is divided into smaller areas for rural members to have an opportunity to meet with others interested in writing and illustrating for children and teens. The following are the areas and the Area Coordinators. Click on the Coordinators name to email them about events near you. Also, check our Chapter’s events on the homepage calendar.

Southeast Area (i.e. Ada, Ardmore, Broken Bow, Durant, Eufaula, McAlester, Pauls Valley, Tishomingo  ) – Area Coordinator: Meg Moring  and Assistant: Vacant (Please contact if you live in the Southeast Area, but not in Ada or the close vicinity, and would like to assist Meg with events.)


Great Plains Area – (i.e. Altus, Clinton, Duncan, Lawton) – Area Coordinator: Vacant (Please contact if you live in this region)


Green Country Area – (i.e. Bartlesville, Claremore, Grove, Wagoner) – Area Coordinator: Vacant (Please contact if you live in this region)


OKC Area – (i.e. Oklahoma City, Edmond, Midwest City, Mustang) – Area Coordinator: Gaye Sanders, ARA and Assistant: Alysha Beers


OSU Area – (i.e. Cushing, El Reno, Guthrie, Stillwater) – Area Coordinator: Kenda Henthorn


OU Area  – (i.e. Blanchard, Moore, Norman, Shawnee) – Area Coordinator: Sandra Lawson


Red Carpet Area – (i.e. Enid, Guymon, Ponca City, Woodward) – Area Coordinator: Vacant (Please contact if you live in this region)


Tulsa Area – (i.e. Tulsa and surrounding area) – Area Coordinator: Helen Newton and Assistant: Barbara Lowell


Other Volunteer Positions for the Oklahoma Chapter:


Event Book Sales Coordinator: Amy Stephens  and Assistant: Barbara Lowell


Event Technology Coordinator: John Davidson


Illustrator Coordinator Assistants

OKC Area: Alex Brodt

Tulsa Area: Tim Lange


Information Technology Coordinator: Tod Hardin

Website Event Manager: Jon Gilliland


Membership Care Coordinator: Gaye Sanders, OK Assistant Regional Advisor


Mentorship Coordinator: Julie Dill


OK SCBWI Gift Shop Coordinator: Jessica Bennett (The store link is available here)


Publicity Coordinator: Regina Garvie


Published and Listed (PAL) Coordinator: Kim Ventrella


Regional Advisor Emeritus: Anna Myers


Social Media Coordinator: Valerie Lawson


Scholarship Coordinator: Megan Cox