SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

July 2022 Houston Chapter Zoom Meeting

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Date(s) - 07/11/2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Humor and Heartache: How I Mix It Up and Let It Fly
with Crystal Allen

July 11th, 7-9PM
via Zoom


A fun, and maybe funny presentation about the importance of humor and heartache in children’s books, how I create my emotional arc, and my top ten serious rules for writing humor!


Crystal Allen
is the author of five middle-grade books, all published by Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins. Her accolades include the 2011 Library Guild Selection of How Lamar’s Bad Prank Won a Bubba-Sized Trophy, 2017-2018 Texas Bluebonnet List for The Magnificent Mya Tibbs: Spirit Week Showdown, 2018 SCBWI Sid Fleischman Humor Award for The Magnificent Mya Tibbs: The Wall of Fame Game, and the 2021 Induction to the Texas Institute of Letters. She is a committee member of The Brown Bookshelf, Co-Director of Kindling Words East, and teaches for Highlight’s for Children. Her forthcoming book, Between Two Brothers, will release in 2023. Crystal lives in Texas with her husband, Reggie, and two sons, Phillip and Joshua.


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