Sunday, February 22, 2015

Hello from Sharon Pegram - Our New Assistant Regional Advisor

Sharon Pegram, New Assistant Regional Advisor

For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Sharon Pegram, and I’m stepping into the role of Assistant Regional Advisor as Heather steps out of it. I write weird novels and have been a member of SCBWI since 2006. Recently, while organizing stacks of paper to avoid revising my work-in-progress, I excavated my whole writing history: nine years laid out like geological layers.
  • My first personalized rejection, from an editor I had heard at Springmingle.
  • Directions to my first critique group, from the friendly Southern Breezer who invited me to visit hers.
  • The first time a professional asked to see more of my work, on a critique from WIK.
And on everything—programs, contest flyers, newsletters—names of people who used to be strangers but now are friends. Southern Breeze’s fingerprints are all over my life, especially in recent years. Serving as conference coordinator for WIK 2012 and 2013 allowed me to get to know the regional leadership team and to look behind the curtain a bit at the furious whirl of activity that goes on all the time to make Southern Breeze’s programs happen. Stepping into that whirlwind feels daunting and exciting, maybe a little crazy, but the good kind.

Southern Breeze is filled with talent and energy. Our volunteer leadership is extraordinary. I’m delighted and honored to get to work with them and you.


Sharon Pegram was a school librarian before she became a stay-at-home-mom. She writes science fiction and fantasy from her home northeast of Atlanta. When not writing, she reads (well), cooks (well), and games with her son and husband (not-at-all well, but it is funny to watch). Her two ancient cats do the important literary job of keeping her behind in the chair.

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  1. Welcome Sharon!
    I look forward to working with you.

  2. Sharon,
    I meet you at the Barnes and Noble book store meeting on Tuesday nights. I am the Groovy grandmom who is writing a story about my granddaughters. I wanted to ask you some questions about the S
    Springmingle in Decatur and about joining this organization. Please email me so I can get in touch with you, My email is Thanks so very much. Happy New Year too.