February #okscbwichat – Special Guest Gwendolyn Hooks



I hosted this month’s #okscbwichat on Tuesday evening with our Special Guest, Children’s author Gwendolyn Hooks.


Gwendolyn Hooks

G._Hooks_PhotoGwendolyn Hooks is the author of twenty published books, including her popular Pet Club series. Two of her Scholastic early readers, The Mystery of the Missing Dog and Three’s A Crowd, sold over 100,000 copies each. She’s also written nonfiction picture books, including Arctic Appetizers: Studying Food Webs in the Arctic.

Her latest book, Leona Mitchell: Opera Star, was released this past fall as part of the I AM OKLAHOMA series. In 2016, Lee & Low will publish her picture book biography, Tiny Stitches – The Life of Medical Pioneer Vivien Thomas. 

Gwendolyn blogs on The Brown Bookshelf to push awareness of the myriad of African American voices writing and illustrating for young readers. The American Library Association selected The Brown Bookshelf as a Great Website for Kids.

Learn more about Gwendolyn Hooks here.

Follow her on Twitter here.

Follow her on Facebook here.

Follow the Brown Bookshelf blog here.


During our Twitter chat, Gwen discussed her relationship with her agent, her favorite writing moment, and the pros and cons of writing a series. Gwen also talked at length about her upcoming book TINY STITCHES: The Life of Medical Pioneer Vivien Thomas, and when we could expect its release. (Soon!)


If you missed the chat, you can view the Storify version of the entire conversation here.




**Join us next month for a special edition of #okscbwichat on a special night when our guest will be one of our SCBWI OK spring conference speakers, Literary Agent Victoria Selvaggio. See you March 29th!

To see a full list of our upcoming Twitter chats on #okscbwichat for 2016 CLICK HERE.