Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Mentorship Contest Winners 2019

Emily Asaro

Winner of mentorship with PAL member Bethany Barton

Emily Asaro’s passion for picture books started at a very young age, sitting on her grandmother’s knee on her sun porch in New Jersey. She’s been doodling ever since she could hold a paintbrush. Emily currently resides in Glendale, CA as a Production Manager in Animation by day and an aspiring illustrator by night; working toward her dream job in children’s books. Apart from making art, Emily enjoys roller-skating, live music, and absolutely anything dinosaur-related.