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 are here!

Writing Contest Information


2020 Writing Contest winners!

 Illustrated Text

1st Place: Not So Sleepy Beauty by Tiffany Harvey
2nd Place: Head in the Clouds by Lynn Pedersen
3rd Place: Momma’s Hair Crown by Chinelo Dike-Minor
Honorable Mention: Utterly Unstoppable by Sherri Jones Rivers
Middle Grade
1st Place: Stars Shine Brightest by Johnna Stein
2nd Place: Dreaming Up Dresses by Ann Dorer
3rd Place: Sam of the Seas by Melissa Miles
Honorable Mention: Against the Rules by Jane Barron
Young Adult
1st Place: The Witness by Meredith York
2nd Place: The Thorns of Amalee Rose by Candice Marley Conner
3rd Place: The Seventh Circle by Mary Feely

Thank you to

Contest Coordinators Debbie D'Aurelio and L.S. Bridgers

for all their hard work!