2016 Picture Book Debut Authors and/or Illustrators

© Wendy Martin Art
As the summer rolls towards an end, my picture book, A MORNING WITH GRANDPA (Lee & Low), is coming closer to reality, on track for publication in the Spring of 2016.

As a debut author in 2016, I was excited to join a new Facebook group for 2016 Picture Book Debut Authors and/or Illustrators, started by a fellow mentees in the Nevada SCBWI Mentor Program, Wendy Booydegraff. This group is a great place to connect with others, to share information, and to support one another. (Please join us if you, too, have a picture book debuting next year).

We will eventually create a website or blog similar to The Sweet Sixteens, 2016 Young Adult and Middle Grade Debut Authors.

And another sign that my book is becoming a reality: I was asked to provide an author photo for the book jacket. So here is my profile photo that I ended up with, taken by my friend and awesome photographer, Karen Woodard:

© K. Woodard Photgraphy


  1. I am SOOO excited for you and the impending book launch!!! And you look beautiful in your author photo!

  2. What a neat idea. I'm excited for you too and I love your hair!

  3. You cut your hair! Beautiful picture, Sylvia. That is so exciting. Can't wait to get your book in my hands!

  4. That is such a gorgeous and professional looking picture, well done to Karen. I wish I'd had a debut FB group like it this year, what a great idea!


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