Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Nonfiction Workshop Faculty


Teresa Robeson ( is the APALA Picture Book Award-winning author of Queen of Physics (also ILA Nonfiction PB Honor and NCTE Orbis Pictus Nonfiction Recommended Book). Other publications include Two Bicycles in Beijing and an essay in Nonfiction Writers Dig Deep, edited by Melissa Stewart. Her upcoming works include a nonfiction poem in NO WORLD TOO BIG, edited by Dawson, Metcalf, and Bradley, two biographical graphic novels with Penguin Workshop, one on the Dalai Lama (2023) and the other on Bruce Lee (2024), as well as two picture books, the informational fiction CLOUDS IN SPACE: THE NEBULA STORY with MIT Kids/Candlewick (2024) and CLEAR AND BRIGHT with Astra Young Readers (2024). Teresa and her family try to live a self-sufficient life where they’ve been raising chickens for twenty years and growing and processing much of their own vegetables.





Jennifer Swanson is the award winning author of over 40+ nonfiction books for children, mostly about science and technology. Jennifer’s love of STEM began when she started a science club in her garage at the age of 7. While no longer working from the garage, Jennifer’s passion for science and technology resonates in all her books but especially, Brain Games (NGKids) and Super Gear: Nanotechnology and Sports Team Up (Charlesbridge), Astronaut-Aquanaut, and Parents’ Choice Gold Award Winner, Save the Crash-test Dummies and her 2021 Kirkus Best Nature book, Outdoor School: Rocks, Fossils, and Shells. Her books have received many accolades including the starred reviews, Booklist Best Tech books list, Green Earth Book Honor Award, two Florida Book Awards, multiple California Reading Association awards, and National Science Teaching BEST STEM awards. her Brain Games book was even #13 on the The 50 Best Science books Ever Written.

An accomplished and exciting speaker, Jennifer has presented at National NSTA conferences, the Highlights Foundation, the Atlanta Science Festival, the World Science Festival in NYC and the Library of Congress’ National Book Festival.





June 2023 Retreat Faculty
To be announced. Check back soon!