January 2009


Children's author and Guild member Patti Hutchinson NJCWG would like to congratulate Guild member Patti Hutchison on her publication in the Humpty Dumpty Magazine’s January/February issue!

Patti’s article entitled “Is Your Cat Happy?” invites children to explore what a cat’s body language and behavior may be telling us.  

Patti was a special education teacher for 25 years, but is now pursuing a career in writing for children.  Currently, she and her husband live in South Carolina, are the proud parents of three great kids and grandparents of five wonderful grandchildren.  She presently works for the educational website edHelper.com writing poetry units, reading comprehensions in science, life skills, study skills, and creative writing starters.  She has also published various plays inspired by short stories for ABCteach.com.

Congratulations, Patti!

NJ SCBWI Regional Advisor Laurie Wallmark is now offering her professional services to writers interested in children’s literature. Laurie is also offering web site design and computer instruction - important resources for any 21st century writer!

Laurie’s business, Wallmark Consulting, creates web sites for companies, organizations, and individuals.

If you have written a book, but don’t know how to find a publisher, etc., need computer help, or wish to have a web site designed, visit Laurie’s web site at www.wallmarkconsulting.com.

“Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.”
— James M. Barrie