Dates - 01/12/2018 – 01/14/2018
Sheraton Miami Airport Hotel
3900 NW 21st Street – Miami, FL 33142
Melissa Manlove: Senior Editor at Chronicle Books (editor of the bestselling GOODNIGHT, GOODNIGHT CONSTRUCTION SITE, which she found in the slush pile).
Amy Fitzgerald: Editor at Carolrhoda books, the trade imprint of Lerner Publishing.
Sylvie Frank: Senior Editor at Paul Wiseman Books/Simon and Schuster
Jennie Dunham: of Dunham Literary, Inc.
Marcia Wernick: of the Wernick & Pratt Agency
Nicole Resciniti: president of the Seymour Agency
Lorin Oberweger: of Adams Literary
Sara Pennypacker: best-selling and award-winning author (Golden Kite for Picture Book Text; Syd Fleischman Award for Humor.)
Jonathan Maberry: best-selling and award-winning author. (Multiple Bram Stoker Wards.)
Shutta Crum: author of fifteen picture books
Lee Bennett Hopkins: Florida Artists Hall of Fame poet
Lin Oliver: founder of SCBWI and author of several novels including the Hank Zipzer series with actor Henry Winkler
Kerry O'Malley Cerra: award-winning author
Zebo Ludvicek: 2017 debut author/illustrator
Judith Schachner: author/illustrator of the popular Skippyjon Jones series and more
Giuseppe Castellano: Executive Art Director at Penguin Random House
Picture Book Intensive: