Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Regional Volunteers




Regional Team Members 

Appointed by SCBWI Headquarters

Regional Advisor – Sharon Skinner

Assistant Regional Advisor – Tanja Bauerle

Illustrator Coordinator – Michael Hale

Regional Advisor Emeritus – Dawn Dixon


Regional Volunteers

Appointed by the Regional Advisor

P.A.L. Liaison (Middle Grade/YA) – Laura Ellen Handy

P.A.L. Liaison (Picture Book) – Dianne White

Social Media Coordinator – Todd Gordon

Planning Committee Member at Large – Sara Fujimura

KidLitMingle Host Coordinator – Kelly Klose


KidLitMingle Coordinators

Appointed by the Regional Advisor

(These meetings are open to all SCBWI AZ members regardless of location.)

Greater Phoenix/Scottsdale/Paradise Valley Area – Kelly Klose 

Greater West Valley including Glendale, Surprise, Avondale, El Mirage, Sun City, Peoria, Tolleson- Angela Morrison

Greater East Valley including Mesa, Tempe, Gilbert, Chandler, Apache Junction, Queen Creek – Dee Jannereth and Kathie McMahon

Greater Tucson including Oro Valley, Catalina Foothills, and Marana – Lori Alexander and Joanne Pope

Greater Prescott, Sedona, and Flagstaff – Tom Tate

Greater Yuma – Open

Lake Havasu City – Open





Seeking the following Member Volunteers

Member volunteers are recruited, appointed, and coordinated by the Regional Advisor.

Proactive member volunteers are integral to our region’s success.

For details and to apply, please email with the subject line SCBWI AZ Volunteer.

– Membership and Marketing Assistant

– Networking and Kid Lit Mingle Coordinators for Yuma, Lake Havasau

– Event Photographer