Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

  • Our Book Launchers make our conferences extra-special! This year, we weren't able to see our launchers in person but we can still be inspired by their stories to publication. We're bringing the Launchers to you via virtual communication! Thanks to Heather L. Montgomery, our PAL Coordinator, and to Zoom technology, we can enjoy the terrific talent here in Southern Breeze. Copy and paste the link below into your browser to see our extra-special launchers: But wait! Here's a few more Launchers you don't want to miss, so copy and paste this link, too:   AND if you're interested in purchasing our Launchers' books, you might try Little Professor Book Center. They were the bookseller for wik'20 and they have lots of Southern Breeze books on hand, and will deliver straight to your door. See the Southern Breeze blog here for more details. Our indie-pubbed authors' books are available, too: TASTE YOUR WORDS by Bonnie Clark available here. LAILA AND THE SANDS OF TIME by Shirin Shamsi available here. THE ARROW AND THE CROWN by Emma Fox available here. JEREMIAH JUSTICE SAVES THE DAY by Melissa Miles available here.   Congratulations to all of our Southern Breeze Book Launchers wik'20 2.0!


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Southern Breeze Mission and Vision

The Southern Breeze Region of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators welcomes and celebrates writers and illustrators from a broad spectrum of backgrounds through a threefold vision.

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Liz Conrad Illustrator's Award

2020 Winner: Rebecca Gunn!

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Southern Breeze Writing Contest 2020

Results coming in November!

Writing Contest Information


2019 Writing Contest winners!


Illustrated Text

1st - Secretly Poppy The Finder of Lost Things by Candice Marley Conner

2nd - One Bright Star by Amy Dees

          3rd - The Sock Who Lost His Friend

by Anne Weaver


Middle Grade

1st - Trex by Christyne Morrell

2nd - Rocket Captain by Randall Bonser

3rd - Maybe This Time by Johnna Stein


Young Adult

1st - Fall to Me by Brenda Posey

2nd - Persistence by Kara Beitz

3rd - Secrets Rise by Lisa Stauffer


Thank you to

Contest Coordinator Debbie D'Aurelio

for all her hard work!