Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Pocono Remix 2023–Faculty



Leah Henderson is the author of several critically acclaimed books for young readers including The Magic in Changing Your Stars (an SCBWI Golden Kite Award finalist), One Shadow on the Wall, Daddy Speaks Love, A Day for Rememberin’, and Together We March (an SCBWI Golden Kite Award finalist). Leah holds an MFA in Writing and is on faculty in Spalding University’s graduate writing program.





Sharee Miller is an award-winning author-illustrator. She works both traditionally and digitally to create fresh and colorful characters that inspire joy and celebration. She is most known for her acclaimed picture book Don’t Touch My Hair. She is currently working on her debut middle-grade graphic novel series titled Curlfriends and illustrating the graphic novel adaptation of One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams- Garcia.




Literary Agent


Susan Hawk is an agent at Upstart Crow Literary, a boutique literary agency she joined after twenty-five years working across many areas of the children’s book world. She represents writers and illustrators of books for kids and teens, board books through YA, as well as graphic novels and non-fiction (also for children and teens). Her clients include Ruth Spiro (author of the BABY LOVES books, selected for Amazon’s 20 Best Children’s Books of the Year), Rachel Elliott (author and illustrator of the graphic novel THE REAL RILEY MAYES), and Rachael Allen (Georgia YA Author of the Year, and author of the forthcoming YA novel, HARLEY QUINN: RAVENOUS).


Literary Agent

Marietta has worked with books, authors, and illustrators throughout her career — studying, creating, editing, marketing, teaching, and selling. She supports independent bookselling, believes in libraries, and takes pride in her work as a Latina in the world of publishing. In 2021, her short story COUNTING ON ESTEBAN anchored the anthology ALLIES, published by DK. She is co-owner of and literary agent at Gallt and Zacker Literary Agency and considers herself the luckiest person on earth to be Mami to the three fabulous humans and wife to an exceptional spouse. You can find her at and






Irene Vázquez is an Assistant Editor and Publicist at Levine Querido. Irene graduated from Yale with a BA in Ethnicity, Race, and Migration and English. Irene read the Percy Jackson series out of order in elementary school by accident and has been passionate about children’s books ever since. Outside of LQ, Irene is a poet and journalist who likes drinking coffee, watching women’s basketball, and reminding folks that the South has something to say.




Art Director

Aram Kim is a writer, illustrator, and designer of children’s picture books. She was born in Ohio, raised in South Korea, and now lives in Queens, NY, happily surrounded by diverse food and culture. By day, she is an Art Director at Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group where she designed and oversaw many award-winning picture books including 2021 Caldecott Medal Winner We Are Water Protectors and 2021 Caldecott Honor Winner A Place Inside of Me. She has worked with both debut illustrators and established illustrators on a wide range of children’s books. As an author/illustrator herself of acclaimed picture books, she is closely connected with illustrators and enjoys learning from them and working with them.

When she is not working as an art director, Aram writes and illustrates her own stories. Her published books include Cat on the Bus (Children’s Choice Reading List 2017, New York Public Library Summer Reading List 2018), No Kimchi for Me! (JLG Gold Selection 2017, Bank Street College’s Best Children’s Book of the Year 2018, A Baker’s Dozen Award 2018), Let’s Go to Taekwondo! ( JLG Gold Selection 2020), and Sunday Funday in Koreatown ( JLG Gold Selection 2021). Her most recent book is Tomorrow Is New Year’s Day (JLG Gold Selection 2022), which is about Seollal, a Korean celebration of Lunar New Year.

To find out more about Aram’s work:
Follow Aram on Instagram: @aramkimart