Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

SCBWI-IL FFT: Book Trailers with Rachel Ruiz

Date(s) - 04/07/2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Open Books West Loop
651 W. Lake Street - Chicago, IL 60661

Food for Thought for Published Members

Book trailers are a great promotional tool for creating buzz for your book and the quickest way to get the message in front of parents and children. Eye-catching book trailers can be shared thousands of times on social media, increasing the chances of your book being seen. Rachel Ruiz combines 20+ years of experience as a video producer and her love of children’s books to produce book trailers. Rachel will provide insight into what makes for effective, share-worthy book trailers. 


Food for Thought is occasional programming for Independently & PAL Published SCBWI Members


No walk-ins: RSVP to Sallie Wolf  by Wednesday, April 4:
–Attendees with last names beginning with the letters M-Z are asked to bring a snack to share. Coffee and water will be provided.
–Public transportation & Parking:  The Clinton CTA “L” Train Station is a 3 minute walk to Open Books. Street parking is also available.
–If you have used books of any format/genre, or used (playable) LPs, CDs or DVDs, please consider bringing them to donate to Open Books to help fund Open Books’ literacy programs.



Rachel Ruiz is the author of several children’s books including When Penny Met POTUS, When Hillary Rodham Clinton Played Ice Hockey and When Rosa Parks Went Fishing. Rachel and her husband own their own book trailer production company, Storyteller Chicago @StorytellerChi