WIN a FREE Trip to the

SCBWI Summer Conference!

Help Us Raise $15,000 for Charity

and Win Awesome Prizes.

(No Purchase Necessary To Enter.)



Earning points is easy. Sign up for the Sweepstake, join the Picture Book Bootcamp, and invite your friends!

  • 10 Points - When You Join the Sweepstakes (Free)
  • 20 Points - When You Join the Picture Book Bootcamp ($20)
  • 3 Points - When You Share on Social Media (Free)

*NOTE - 3 points are only awarded once per platform.

  • 10 Points - When Your Friend Signs Up Through Your Shared Link (Free)

*NOTE - Your friend also receives 10 points when they sign up for the giveaway. 

Together, Let's Raise $15,000 and Give a Child Their First Book!

We're working with First Book to give picture books to children who don't have access to them. For many children, this book will be their first book.


The Picture Book Bootcamp Sale
We are going to do this is by doing what we do best: creating stories and teaching. So, on Saturday 4/20, we are hosting a Picture Book Bootcamp. Come learn how to create a picture book from published authors and illustrators for just $20. All of the funds raised will go to charity.

Help to spread the word about our Picture Book Bootcamp. Do you know someone who dreams about making picture books? A friend, a loved one or maybe yourself?

Join the sweepstake to spread the word and win these awesome prizes!


($1,050 Retail Value - Includes SCBWI ticket and $350 airfare)

A winner will be chosen at random during our bootcamp's welcome session. Earn more points to improve your chances!

  • Join the Giveaway (10 points)

  • Purchase the Picture Book Bootcamp (20 points)

  • Invite Friends (3 points)


(Retail Value -$444 Retail Value)

Earn 75 points to win this prize!

  • Join the Giveaway (10 points)

  • Purchase the Picture Book Bootcamp (20 points)

  • Invite Friends (3 points)

3rd Prize: A FREE Course on Writing Voice by Carter Higgins

(Retail Value -$60)

Earn 42 points to win this prize!

  • Join the Giveaway (10 points)

  • Purchase the Picture Book Bootcamp (20 points)

  • Invite Friends (3 points)


We Learn. We Make Stories. We Give Back.

Arree Chung Founded Storyteller Academy in 2017 with a single course on how to make picture book stories and dummies. Since then, hundreds of storytellers have taken Storyteller Academy courses to hone their craft. Elaine Kearns, LaRonda Gardner Middlemiss, Vicky Fang, Marla Lesage, and Abi Cushman have received publishing contracts for their stories.

Our mission is to help aspiring storytellers learn the art of storytelling from instructors who've mastered the craft. At our Picture Book Bootcamp, we'll share our creative secrets with you.

All proceeds from the Picture Book Bootcamp will go to charity. Our goal is to donate $15,000 to the First Book nonprofit organization.

I'm on a mission to donate over 1,500 picture books to kids who don't have them. I need your help to make that happen!

First Book transforms the lives of children by providing books and basic needs to underserved communities.


1. We transform dreamers into published storytellers! 

If you haven't heard, Storyteller Academy's Mission is to help aspiring Storytellers learn the art of storytelling. We know what it's like to have ideas and to dream about becoming a published author or illustrator. We also know what it takes to achieve this goal. We've helped hundreds of storytellers learn the craft, and our members are getting published! After this bootcamp training, you will have a plan to achieve your creative goals in 2019.

2. We want to raise money for a great cause!

We will be donating 100% of the revenue from this bootcamp to a very special charity. First Book's mission is to transform lives through equal access education. I'm working with First Book to give out over 1,500 books to kids who need them. Our goal is to raise $15,000, and with your help, I'm confident we'll get there!

3. Share the message of diversity, acceptance, and inclusion! 

I made Mixed to share the message of diversity with a young audience. With the Mixed Diversity Tour, we'll be sharing this special message with thousands of students across the country.


Our Goal is to Donate $15,000!

Yep, you read that right. This year, Storyteller Academy's goal is to DONATE $15,000 to bring diversity to children's books and to support underserved communities.

Raising $15,000 is a BIG goal. I'm going to need ALL the help I can get to reach it . . .

. . . and I really, REALLY want to reach that goal.

I want to reach this goal to make an impact. It's up to us to donate and to make books that represent our values. That's why we need you.

Yep, you.

Making a great story and getting published is a long journey, but you don't have to go on this journey alone. I want to help you reach your publishing goals, and you can help me raise funds to support First Book and sharing the message of diversity.

Join me for this Picture Book Bootcamp and learn from published pros. You'll take away inspiration and have a kickstart on your next picture book.

Join the Picture Book Bootcamp, Learn, and Give

Join us to hone your craft and contribute to a great cause.