Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Our Volunteers

All the events, meetings, programs and parties in the region are planned by our volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering, please email

Romy Natalia Goldberg 

Howdy! A few words about myself: I am Paraguayan-American and grew up moving around Latin America but am now very happy to call Brazos Valley home. I was fortunate to discover SCBWI shortly after moving to College Station and credit our wonderful members with helping me grow so much as a writer from my very first meeting. My goal as regional advisor is to continue to support the talented kid lit creators in our group as well as grow new talent. I am especially interested in making sure our region is inclusive and reflects the diversity of our state. I have some ideas but welcome your input! Please feel free to email me at .

P.S. Some of you know me as Natalia, others as Romy. Worry not. I answer to both!

Liz Mertz

  • Assistant Regional Advisor

Hello, friends! It has been my distinct pleasure to serve as the Brazos Valley regional advisor for the past 13 years. My life has been enriched by getting to know so many dedicated, creative people in our region and beyond. I appreciate all the support received for our various programs and events through the years, and I am glad to continue serving the region as Natalia’s assistant.


Molly Blaisdell  

Kathy Whitehead