© Kate Piliero 2019

INDUSTRY Experience

Memberships and Professional Associations Including: 

  • Julie Hedlund's 12x12 Picture Book Writing Challenge

  • SCBWI San Diego

Online courses including:

  • Narrowing The Narrative Arc In Picture Book Biographies (The Writing Barn, instructor Bethany Hegedus)

  • Middle Grade Magic & Chapter Book Alchemy - 2019 Cohort through Mira Reisberg's Children's Book Academy

  • Social Justice, Kindness & Inclusion In The Picture Book Market (The Writing Barn, instructor Bethany Hegedus)

  • Susanna Leonard Hill’s Making Picture Book Magic self-study course

Critiques and editorial development including:

  • Consistent professional critiques 

  • Member of 4 active critique groups, formed via Twitter, The Writing Barn, and 12x12. 

Active participant in online communities, study groups and challenges including:

  • Justin Colon's Weekly #PBChat on Twitter

  • ReFoReMo

  • Storystorm

  • Margaret Chiu Greanias’ Debut Picture Book Study Group (Facebook)

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Webinars and online conferences including:

  • “A New Approach to Writing Stories,” intensive with Salina Yoon

  • “Nonfiction and Informational Books,” intensive with Cindy Jensen Elliott

  • Write On Con

  • Webinars with Alyssa Pussey, Miranda and Baptiste Paul, Jane Yolen, Hannah Barnaby, Melissa Stewart, Bethany Hegedus, Casey Robinson, Vanessa Brantley-Newton, and Betsy Bird

  • Storyteller Academy’s Bootcamp (One day online conference with speakers including Arree Chung, Vanessa Brantley Newton and many more)  ​​