January 2018 Regional Conference: Save the Dates!!

 

Date/Time
Dates - 01/12/2018 – 01/14/2018

 

Location
Sheraton Miami Airport Hotel
3900 NW 21st Street – Miami, FL 33142

 

Presenters

 

Editors

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

 

Agents

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

 

Authors

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

 

Illustrator

Judith Schachner: author/illustrator of the popular Skippyjon Jones series and more

 

Art Director

Giuseppe Castellano: Executive Art Director at Penguin Random House

 

Novel Intensive:

Jennie Dunham

Jonathan Maberry

Lorin Oberweger

 

Picture Book Intensive:

Melissa Manlove

Sylvie Frank

Shutta Crum

 

 

Illustrator Intensive:

Judith Schachner

Giuseppe Castellano