Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Tampa Bay Area Meetings



Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library*

2902 W. Bears Ave.

Tampa, Florida 33618-1828

*All meetings are at this library unless otherwise specified.  Additional free parking is located across from the library.

To ask questions or be added to the Tampa Bay mailing list: Email Julie Rand ( or Nancy Stewart (


 Saturday, April 1, 2023

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Andrea Page
Discover First Line Secrets from Notable Children’s Authors

Andrea Page (Hunkpapa Lakota / German) is a children’s author, educator, and Native Creative. Her debut middle grade book, SIOUX CODE TALKERS OF WORLD WAR II, is the story of seven Native American Code Talkers’ military service in the Pacific Theater. In addition, she writes educator guides for publishers and authors to supplement their contemporary Native American titles.


As a lifelong learner, Andrea continues to read and study the craft of writing. Mostly she works on nonfiction biographies but dabbles in fiction and poetry too. She is a presenter at the Highlights Foundation, and currently serves as a board member of the Children’s Literature Assembly (CLA) of the NCTE.


Andrea lives with her husband in Rochester, New York. For more information, please visit


This meeting is free for SCBWI members. No registration is required.

Introducing us:

This Tampa Free Meeting is brought to you by Nancy Stewart and Julie Augensen-Rand. We are your new Tampa Free Meeting Coordinators. We are happy to answer any questions you might have. Email either one of us.

A little bit about us:

Nancy Stewart, a member of SCBWI for fourteen years, has had six picture books published by Guardian Angel Press. Her YA novel, Beulah Land, published by Interlude Press, an imprint of Chicago Review Press, was a Foreword Indies Finalist. She is represented by Tina Schwartz, owner of The Purcell Agency.
Julie Augensen-Rand has been a member of SCBWI for twelve years, and an eight-year member of the 12×12 Picture Book Challenge. Julie writes humorous and non-fiction picture books and has been dabbling in a YA novel for far too long. She is represented by Joyce Sweeney of The Seymour Agency.


SCBWI Florida

Safety Protocols

Free Face-to-Face Meetings

The following protocols have been developed based on CDC guidelines,

requirement and recommendations from SCBWI headquarters,

and taking into consideration the requirements of our various meeting facilities.

1. Masks are not required, but are highly encouraged.

2. We highly recommend that those who attend be vaccinated or have a negative test before attending.

3. If you are not feeling well, please be considerate of others and do not attend the meeting.

4. If you are unable to attend a face-to-face meeting, remember, we will have Virtual Free Meetings every other month.

5. Masks and hand sanitizer will be available at each Free Meeting location.

If you have any questions about these protocols, please email us at Thank you for following our protocols to help ensure the health and safety of our faculty and participants. While SCBWI Florida has COVID-19 precautions and procedures established for our events, please know that you assume all risks associated with attending any in-person gathering.