SCBWI is divided into regions which are often defined by states or countries. Our Nevada Region serves the entire state and we often have participants from northern California and the greater Sierra area. We have active volunteers in both the Reno/Carson City/Tahoe area and the Las Vegas/Henderson/Boulder City area. We offer events and critique groups in both areas of Nevada.

All of the region's leaders are volunteers. We are dedicated to listening to your ideas and to bringing you the best support and programming that we can. Our region is as strong as our volunteers and members make it. Please feel free to contact us with questions, ideas, or to volunteer.

Your are invited to join us at our Nevada SCBWI events no matter where you live. We hope to see you soon!

Regional Advisor
Ellen Hopkins

Assistant Regional Advisor
Jenny MacKay

Ellen Hopkins

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Ellen has published more then 20 nonfiction books for children. She is best known for her novels-in-verse for young adults. Her novels Crank, Burned, Impulse, and Glass are all New York Times Best Sellers, and Burned was nominated for a National Book Award. She has been an SCBWI member since 1999 and lives in Carson City. Contact Ellen with questions about southern Nevada events and activities.

Jenny MacKay

Jenny is the author of fourteen nonfiction books for middle-grade and teen readers on topics such as crime scene investigation, sports science, and street gangs. She has worked as a science and medical copyeditor, a freelance journalist, and an editorial consultant for book manuscripts. Jenny has a master of fine arts in creative writing and teaches writing courses for TMCC. She is also an online writing tutor for college students. She has been a member of SCBWI since 2007 and lives in Sparks.

Las Vegas Area Coordinators Sharon Mann and Brei Wilson work with Ellen to plan and coordinate our meetings and events in southern Nevada. Contact them for details of upcoming events in southern Nevada or to volunteer in the Las Vegas area.

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Northern Nevada Area Coordinators Tracy Clark and Heather Petty work with Ellen & Jenny to plan and coordinate our meetings and events in nouthern Nevada. Contact them for details of upcoming events in northern Nevada or to volunteer in the greater Reno area.

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Cindy Kremsner helps to plan events for our Nevada illustrators. Contact Cindy with your ideas for illustrator events and support.
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Critique Group Coordinators Ann Kimbrough and Heather Petty organize our critique groups. Ann handles southern Nevada and Heather handles northern Nevada. They keep a list of leaders, group details, and people hoping to form new groups. Contact either Ann or Heather for group information or to find a critique group in your area. For information about our existing groups, click here.

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Mentor Program Coordinator Suzanne Morgan Williams, now a Regional Advisor Emerita of SCBWI, assists in the program's application and selection process. Contact Suzanee for general questions about the program and the selection process.
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Zephyr Editor Jennifer MacKay edits our quarterly newsletter, the Zephyr. Contact Jennifer with your article ideas, "Good News" announcements, or if you want to write for the Zephyr. Jenny MacKay is a lifelong Nevadan who works as a content and development editor for American Book Publishing and a journals copy editor for Sage Publications. She is writing her fourth nonfiction title for Lucent Books. The first is Fingerprints and Impression Evidence, 2008. In her spare time, she reviews children's books, writes freelance articles, and moonlights as a stay-at-home mother of two active youngsters.
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Nevada SCBWI
Mailing Address

E-Mail Address

P.O. Box 19084
Reno, Nevada 89511