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SCBWI-IL NSN hosts Liesl Shurtliff

Date(s) - 07/08/2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Time Management for Writers

You want to write, but where do you find the time? Even if you find the time, what about the energy? It can be overwhelming, to the point that most people give up or dilly-dally for decades, never quite reaching their goals. NYT Bestselling middle-grade author Liesl Shurtliff will speak about time management for writers. She’s written seven novels over the past decade while raising four kids and juggling many hats and schedules. She’ll touch on subjects from prioritization and organization of time, creative mindset, and proven methods to beat procrastination and get the most bang for your buck, er, hour. Come join the conversation! Q&A will follow the presentation.


Guest Speaker, Liesl Shurtliff

Liesl Shurtliff is the New York Times bestselling author of the (Fairly) True Tales series and the Time Castaways series. Her books have been named to several state award lists and have won many awards including a Children’s Book Award from the International Literacy Association. A native of Salt Lake City, Utah, Liesl has called Chicago home for fifteen years. She and her husband have four children who have inspired many characters in Liesl’s books, both hero and villain.



Host, Anny Rusk, North Suburban Network Representative

Anny Rusk, the SCBWI-IL North Suburban Chicago Co-Rep, is affiliated with the Center for Teaching Through Children’s Books at National Louis University, and has moderated several Graphic Novel panels at Chicago’s Comic Con, C2E2. She is also the co-host of the YouTube/Booktube channel Choose2Include. In addition to being a helicopter mom to her four-legged son, Odin, Anny has several works in progress including an MG Fantasy novel and a picture book on OCD.




Pre-order one of Liesl’s upcoming books from her preferred indie bookstore for a free webinar:
If you pre-order one of the following books before July 8, email the Registrar with your proof of purchase and your webinar will be refunded OR you will receive a coupon to register!

Want it autographed? Leave details with the bookstore, and Liesl will sign it!

Order:Grump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (Knopf) 
Order: Time Castaways #1: The Mona Lisa Key (Katherine Tegen Books)
Order:Time Castaways #2: The Obsidian Compass (Katherine Tegen Books)

Thank you for supporting our SCBWI-IL author and the 57th Street Bookstore, Chicago, IL, USA!



Registration begins on this page at noon CST Friday, June 19 and is open through Tuesday, July 7.

—SCBWI Members $10 for Non-Members $15
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—Registered attendees will be sent a link to join in the program one day before the event.

—Please put “” in your safe senders list to ensure you receive our email and link. If you do not receive a link by noon on July 8, email Deb Aronson
—This is a live event. A recording will be available for one week after the event.
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Questions about your Online Registration?: Email the Registrar

Program Questions?
: Email Anny Rusk, North Suburban Networks Representative
Questions about SCBWI-IL Networks? Email Deb Aronson