Tim Crow is the former regional adviser of the Austin Chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. He is the current recipient of the Houston SCBWI chapter's Joan Lowery Nixon Memorial Award, chosen at this year's Houston annual conference!
Per the Houston SCBWI web site:
The Joan Lowery Nixon Memorial Award was established to honor the writer who so generously shared her time and talents with our members. Joan volunteered to mentor a writer whose manuscript submitted for the SCBWI-Houston conference was deemed nearest publication. Following Joan’s death in 2003, Kathi Appelt, Newbery honor winner for “The Underneath,” graciously took over the role of mentor. Each speaker will choose one manuscript that they think is closest to publication. Kathi Appelt will select one of the seven manuscripts and mentor the writer for a year.