Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators




January 17-19 – Regional Conference in Miami

Take a look at our stellar faculty for the Regional Conference. Click on the links to learn a little about them.

Tara Lazar: Picture Book writer and founder of Storystorm –

Sherri Duskey Rinker: Best selling picture book writer –

Vanessa Brantley-Newton: Best selling author/illustrator –

Lynne Kelly: Acclaimed novelist –

Jack Cheng: Winner of the 2017 Golden Kite Award –

Erin Murphy: agent at Erin Murphy Literary Agency –

Molly O’Neill: agent at Root Literary –

Minju Chang: agent at Bookstop –

Kaylan Adair: editor at Candlewick –

Kristen Nobles: publisher at Page Street Publishing –

Maria Barbo: editor at HarperCollins Children’s Books –

Mekisha Telfer: editor at Roaring Brook –

Sonia Chaghatzbanian: art director at Simon & Schuster

Lorin Oberweger: author and independent book editor –

Moira Rose Donohue: author of more than 30 books –




June 5-6 – Mid-Year Workshops and Intensives in Orlando



And be sure to check out our schedule of free monthly meetings on the front page of the website (to the right of the calendar).