Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Meet the Team


Regional Advisor

Miri Leshem-Pelly

Miri Leshem-Pelly is an author and illustrator.

14 children’s books published as author/illustrator; Illustrated 14 children books for other writers.

Her favorite topics for writing and illustrating are nature and animals.

Her book SCRIBBLE & AUTHOR was published in English in the U.S.A. and she is represented by Olswanger Literary agency.
Miri’s works have won awards in Israel and have been shown on several exhibitions.

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Assistant Regional Advisor 

Jennifer Tzivia MacLeod

Jennifer Tzivia MacLeod is a journalist, blogger, translator, marketing copywriter, and on her precious spare time… she writes kids’ books.  Many have Jewish themes, but others are for a general audience.  Her picture book Yossi and the Monkeys was published in 2017 by Kar-Ben, a division of Lerner.  Another picture book is forthcoming from Apples & Honey, a division of Behrman House.  Tzivia has self-published over a dozen books for children and adults and her writing has appeared in Chicken Soup for the Mother-Daughter Soul, along with numerous newspapers, magazines, and literary journals.

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Illustrator Coordinator

Inbal Gigi Bousidan

Inbal Gigi Bousidan is a self-taught freelance illustrator. Mom of four Boys, 4 cats and a Dog.

in 2014 when her fourth son was born Inbal decided to fulfill her dream of illustrating children’s books, signed up for Scbwi and started working seriously on my portfolio.

When Scbwi Israel introduced an American publisher that was looking for illustrators, Inbal submitted her portfolio and got the job! In spring 2018, her first picture book, FRENCH TOAST SUNDAYS, will be published, and she is already working on her second one.

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Scbwi Israel Volunteers:

Community & Social Network Coordinator

Adi Remba Erez

Adi Remba Erez holds a M.A. in childhood and youth culture studies, and a B.A. in psychology and communications, both from Tel-Aviv University.
Adi won a prize for a her children’s short movie screenplay by the America-Israel culture fund, during her studies at Idit Shechori’s screenwriting school.
Adi wrote the “Letter Fairies” books in order to teach her own children the ABC’s.
She resides with her family in Israel.
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Website Content Writer

Liora Grossman

Liora Grossman is an Israeli illustrator and curator of illustration.

She had illustrated more than 200 books, Had 2 solo exhibitions, and curated 3 exhibitions, 2 of them in collaboration with the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Liora is the recipient of the Andersen citation. 

In 2016 she designed, illustrated and curated the official Israeli booth in the Bologna Children’s Book fair.

Visit Liora’s website