Longtime Guild member Margarette S. Reid, known to family and friends as Marty, died on January 21, 2015, at age 91.
Margarette Snyder was born in Lewisburg, Pa. She earned degrees in English and biology from Bucknell University and a master's degree in early childhood education from the University of Maryland. In addition to teaching kindergarten for 28 years, she was an avid fiber artist, a world traveler and a dedicated writer. Her three picture books reflect her commitment to and respect for young children. The Button Box, published in 1990, was followed by A String of Beads in 1997 and Lots and Lots of Coins in 2011. Following the death of her husband, Jack, Marty established a grant in his name to support writers’ attendance at the annual MD/DE/WV SCBWI conference.