Natascha Biebow

Natascha Biebow is an expert picture book editor and the founder of Blue Elephant Storyshaping, an editing, coaching and mentoring service for authors and illustrators, both published and pre-published. Natascha has 30 years’ experience commissioning and editing award-winning picture books, pre-school and novelty books, non-fiction, early readers and young fiction for major publishers and independently published authors. She is an experienced tutor who has run a number of picture book webinar courses for Write for Kids, and is the Editorial Director of Five Quills. In 2018 she was awarded an MBE (Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) in recognition for her services to children’s writers and illustrators, and the Stephen Mooser SCBWI Member of the Year in 2019. She is the longstanding Regional Advisor (Co-Chair) of SCBWI British Isles and a member of the SCBWI Advisory Council. Natascha’s favourite job is collaborating with authors and illustrators at all levels to shape and find the heart of their stories. She is the author of the award-winning, bestselling The Crayon Man: The True Story of the Invention of Crayola Crayons.


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