Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Faculty Bios

Tracey Adams


Tracey Adams, with her husband Josh, runs Adams Literary—a boutique agency exclusively dedicated to representing children's and young adult authors and artists, including many award-winning and bestselling clients. She founded Adams Literary in 2004, after working for years at New York literary agencies and children's publishing houses. Tracey is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), the Association of Author Representatives (AAR), and a founding member of the Women's National Book Association (WNBA) chapter in Charlotte, NC. 

Molly Idle


Molly Idle was awarded a Caldecott Honor for Flora and the Flamingo. She is the creator of Flora and the PenguinFlora and the Peacocks, and the Rex series- which includes Tea RexCamp Rex, and Sea Rex. She is also the illustrator of Rodeo Red and the Zombelina series. Molly lives in Tempe, Arizona with her fabulous family. And when she’s not watching old Technicolor musicals, Molly can be found in her workshop with a cup of espresso in one hand and a pencil in the other, scribbling away, working on her next picture book. Visit Molly at

Wendy McClure


Wendy McClure is a senior editor at Albert Whitman and Company. Her recent projects include the YA novels Future Shock by Elizabeth Briggs, Of Better Blood by Susan Moger, and the picture book Next to You by Lori Haskins Houran. She is also the longtime editor of The Boxcar Children Mysteries. Wendy writes books as well, most recently the adult memoir The Wilder Life: My Adventures of the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie and the middle-grade series Wanderville. She grew up in Oak Park, Illinois (though she also has some Albuquerque roots!), and now lives in Chicago with her husband.

Victoria Rock

Victoria Rock

Victoria Rock started her career in publishing at GP Putnam & Sons/Philomel Books. In 1987, she moved from New York to San Francisco to launch Chronicle’s children’s book list.