Friday, July 31, 2015

WIK '15 Registration is OPEN!

Registration has now opened for the WIK '15 conference for SCBWI members!!!
Don't wait until the workshops you want to attend are full - attendance for many is limited to only 25, and there is Something for Everyone! From beginners to pros, from picture book writers and illustrators to "new adult" authors, craft, marketing, from how to find an agent, to maintaining that relationship once it is established.

You can find more information about the conference on the SOUTHERN BREEZE WEBSITE. While there, be sure to read up on our faculty list and the workshops that are being provided.

Members register now at

Registration for non-SCBWI members will open on August 15, 2015.

See you all in October!

PS) Starting tomorrow, we will be highlighting different workshop presenters and optional activities every day.

Breezers In Your Neighborhood - August

Breezers In Your Neighborhood
August Events

Southern Breeze is kicking up some dust! 

Breezers In Your Neighborhood is a monthly post to list where you can find our authors & illustrators as they are out in the community. Come out and support your local members and invite others to do also!


  • NAME: Melissa Shultz-Jones
    DATE: August 3, 2015
    ADDRESS: 1721 Oxmoor Road, Homewood, Al 35209
    DESCRIPTION: Gallery show at the Homewood Public Library

Florida Panhandle:

  • NAME: Nancy Raines Day
    DATE: Saturday, August 29, 2015
    TIME: 1:00-4:00 PM
    ADDRESS: The Book Loft, 214 Centre Street, Fernandina Beach FL 32034
    DESCRIPTION: Signing Way Down Below Deep, my nonfiction, rhyming picture book reaturing deep ocean creatures
  • NAME: Patricia Cruzan
    DATE: Saturday, August 22, 2015
    TIME: 4:00-6:00 PM
    ADDRESS: Holliday, Dorsey, and Fife Museum, 140 W. Lanier Avenue, Fayetteville, GA 30214
    DESCRIPTION: Book Signing and Author Presentations
Upcoming September Events...

  • NAME: What's Your Story? Turning Your Life Into Fiction.
    DATE: Saturday, September 12, 2015
    TIME: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    ADDRESS: N.E. Spruill Oaks Library, 9560 Spruill Road, 30022
    DESCRIPTION: Led by Deborah Wiles. "In this workshop you will learn how to access your personal narrative -- your own life history — and turn it into “story” whether your interest is in picture books, poetry, or novels. You’ll also work with speciļ¬c techniques and models. Bring notebooks and a WIP.”   Register to attend by contacting Stephanie Moody, SCBWI Local liaison: or Librarian Karen Swenson - 770-360-8820
  • NAME: Coastal GA Member Meeting
    DATE: September 19, 2015
    TIME: 4:00-6:30
    ADDRESS: Residence of Phyllis Limbacher Tildes,   Skidaway Island, Savanah, Georgia
    DESCRIPTION: Phyllis has sent the member sin her area an invitation and will handle the connection(s).
  • NAME: North GA East Special Event
    DATE: September 26, 2015
    TIME: 10-11:30
    ADDRESS: Dawson County Public Library 
    DESCRIPTION: Lola Schaefer will be a speaker, She will talk about character driven fiction and non fiction picture books.


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Thursday, July 30, 2015

REBLOG: On SCBWI, Advice for Authors and Illustrators by: Giuseppe Castellano

On SCBWI, Advice for Authors and Illustrators
by: Giuseppe Castellano

Springmingle'15 Faculty member, Art Director Guiseppe Castellano, has written a great article about attending SCBWI conferences.
“You should attend an SCBWI conference.” 
At some point in our journey as authors and illustrators, we hear this piece of advice. But what does it mean? How should we prepare for a conference? How do we engage the faculty? What can we realistically hope to gain? In this post, ten veteran faculty members and I share our tips on attending a Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators conference.
Faculty member Meg Medina is one of the contributors to this article and she talks about her experience at our Southern Breeze spring conference.

Read the article  ~ HERE ~ .
Don't forget, Southern Breeze's WIK conference's registration will open up Friday, July 31, 2015!