Silvia Acevedo is a children’s book author and winner of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators’s Spark Award for GOD AWFUL REBEL, the final book in her mythological trilogy. She’s also co-founder of Fantasy Art Workshop’s Illustration Intensive, a week-long workshop for aspiring and professional illustrators.
Silvia most recently worked at Scholastic, where she assisted the president of trade publishing. Before that, she guided programming at Inkluded, a non-profit championing diversity within publishing. She launched her own publishing career at New York literary agency Writers House, focusing on editorial and agenting. Simultaneously, she led the Wisconsin chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.
Previously, Silvia enjoyed 25+ years in news reporting, covering everything from presidential candidates to state-fair-food-on-a-stick. She reported national and international stories for CNN, local TV, radio, and newspapers, in English and Spanish. Some of her favorite times were guest hosting a television morning talk show for Milwaukee’s NBC station.
Visit Silvia at www.silviaacevedo.com
Award-winning Wisconsin journalist releases schedule of events around debut novel (PDF – 164kb)
Award-winning Wisconsin journalist and talk show host announces release date for debut novel (PDF – 44kb)