Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Announcing the 2020 Two Nonfiction Mentorship Winners!


In 2020, we held two nonfiction mentorships.

The winner of the nonfiction middle-grade/young-adult mentorship with Stephanie Bearce is Sarah Lynne John with her proposal for Becoming an Inventor: Train Your Brain to Invent & Explore Your Creativity. Runners-up are Susan Santone with her proposal for A Taste for Change and Tammy Layman with her proposal for Pantry Raid.

The winner of the nonfiction picture book mentorship with Patricia Newman is Suzanne Jacobs Lipshaw with her manuscript The Expedition of CubeSat RAX. Runners-up are Carol Doeringer who wrote The Living Tree House and Melissa Bailey who wrote A Bright Thread: the story of Marguerite Angeli.


Congratulations, Sarah and Suzanne! We’re very proud of YOU!