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About katiewools

I'm Katie Roth Wools and I live to create. I have always felt that a day was incomplete unless I have created something. I am illustrator and marketing professional with a background that includes illustration, graphic design and sculpture as well as marketing and communications. I also have a passion for crafting of all sorts (did I mention that I am driven by creating things?) With a traditional fine arts education and experience in the marketing/communications field, I have been fortunate to continue my creative outlets while developing a firm understanding of timelines, budgets, branding and promotion. I have received awards for my graphic design work and fine art pieces. I am also a published children's book illustrator. I am currently Missouri Illustrator Coordinator for the Society of Children's book writers and Illustrators.

SCBWI Missouri Fall Conference


You have just 15 days to register for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Missouri Fall Conference! If you have ever thought of getting into the children’s book field you must attend this conference. We have a line up of amazing speakers and a great community to welcome you. Sign up today!

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Missouri Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI)
Fall Conference to be held 
September 6 & 7
Lindenwood University, St. Charles

ST. CHARLES, MISSOURI – The Missouri Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators’ annual fall conference will be held Saturday, Sept. 6, and Sunday, September 7, at Lindenwood University’s Spellmann Center, 209 S. Kingshighway, St. Charles, 63301. The theme is “Seeds of Success.” 
Scheduled speakers and panelists include local Young Adult author Heather Brewer, art director Giuseppe Castellano, editor Deborah Halverson, agents Nancy Gallt and Jodell Sadler, and authors Nancy Pollette and Steve Sheinkin. Sheinkin recently received a Boston Globe-Horn Book award for nonfiction at BookExpoAmerica. Curriculum specialist Debbie Gonzales also will discuss Common Core Standards and incorporating them into school visits.
The cost of Saturday’s full-day conference is $150 for SCBWI members and $175 for non-members. Three-hour intensive workshops with speakers on Sunday are only $45. For more info see the last day to register is August 20, 2014.


Annual Missouri SCBWI Conference



Registration is now live for the Mo Conference. Spots still remain for the Will Terry portfolio critique. Email me with further questions or you can register here

In Which a New Doodle Feels Like an Old Friend


Katie Roth Wools IllustrationThis is a new style I am experimenting with. This doodle unexpectedly sprung to life in less than an hour. I really enjoyed the process of creating him. I am thinking of evolving my look to be more like this. But I am a bit stumped on how to handle background. My usual style is tighter and busier. But this style feels like less is more. I was think a simple line drawing for the background with maybe some light washes. But I thought I would get others opinions including about the style itself. p.s. sorry for the poor scan. It is the only one on my computer.