SCBWI Martha Weston Grant deadline approaching!

Nearly five years ago our wonderful friend Martha Weston died unexpectedly in her sleep. She was an illustrator with more than 60 books to her name. Shortly before her death, she'd written her first novel, Act I, Act II, Act Normal. To honor her memory, her family set up an annual grant of $1,500 to attend the national SCBWI conference.

Because Martha was really excited about her new writing career, the grant is awarded each year to a published author or illustrator in SCBWI who'd like to try a new genre within children/young adult publishing.

Applications must be postmarked by June 10th. Too good to be missed! Full details on the grant are available on the SCBWI website.

Above, Gary Hines, Martha and me looking very Three Musketeer-ish. Thanks to Anna Grossnickle Hines website where I swiped this photo!