The Desert Nights, Rising Stars
Writers Conference

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Sharon Skinner

Desert Nights, Rising Stars Presenter 2020

About Sharon Skinner

Sharon Skinner holds a GPC, a BA in English, an MA in Creative Writing, and a poetic license. She currently writes for all ages. Her published works include picture books, middle grade, ya, and adult novels. Her rhyming picture book, Rocket Shoes, was selected for the 2018 Leaping Lizard Club Top Ten Read Aloud list. Sharon is an active member of SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) and serves as the Regional Advisor for SCBWI AZ. You can find out more about Sharon online at

Find Conference Sessions with Sharon Skinner

From Bed-Time Stories to Flashlights Under the Covers: Writing and Publishing in the Kid-Lit Market
Michael Hale, Sara Fujimura, Sharon Skinner

Friday, February 21, 2020, 1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Location: Tooker, Old Main
Type: Panel
Genre: Children's Books, Marketing, Middle Grade, Publishing, Submitting, Young Adult Literature

Three successful KidLit professionals share their many years of experience in children's publishing, from the start of a story, through the ups and downs of revision and submission, and ultimately to publishng and marketing.