Tips and Takeaways From Our Published PAL Members^M

-Posted on: January 24, 2022

Each month our traditionally published members meet to chat about topics relevant to launching and marketing their books, as well as sustaining career longevity. Below are key takeaways from those chats:

January 2022: Learn How the Big Publishers Market


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New Year, New Email Scams Targeting Illustrators^M

-Posted on: January 4, 2022

When an unsolicited email lands in your inbox requesting you to do illustration work, it’s very exciting!

But is it legit? Recently a number of SCBWI members, mostly illustrators but also some writers, have received requests for presentation decks, workshop

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Celebrating the Winners! Southern Breeze Annual Writing Contest^M

-Posted on: November 24, 2021

When you’re writing, it helps to have “fresh eyes” to evaluate your story–especially when those eyes belong to published authors and literary agents.


That’s why the annual Southern Breeze writing contest provides published-author feedback on all entries, with the …

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Writing Contest News!!^M

-Posted on: October 30, 2021

Our volunteers and professional judges have been working behind the scenes to critique all the wonderful entries we received during the submission window for the 2021 Annual Writing Contest. The judges have made their decisions and the winners will be

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Success Stories: Breezer Publishing Milestones, January 2020 through May 2021^M

-Posted on: June 28, 2021

Southern Breeze SCBWI is a big region, covering Alabama, Georgia, and the Florida Panhandle. And in our region we have authors, illustrators, and translators at all phases of their careers: pre-published, newly published, and well-published. Members’ work often wins accolades …

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All are Invited: July 12 Meeting Featuring Shanda McCloskey and Mike Lowery^M

-Posted on: June 28, 2021

Time. There never seems to be enough time, even, or maybe especially during these hazy, hot summer days.

When you have a few free minutes, do you write? Draw? Hop on social media?

Is it better to work on your …

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Ready, Set, Go! Annual Contest is Open!^M

-Posted on: June 17, 2021

How’s your work in progress coming along? Could you use a quick critique from an experienced writer?

How about feedback from an acquiring agent?

How about getting this feedback for FREE?

And even better, if your manuscript places first in

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Monthly Meetings Have Launched!^M

-Posted on: June 3, 2021


Hi Breezers!

Our first monthly meeting (held in May) was well-attended, and we received lots of great feedback from our participants! We’re so appreciate to our own CB Collins for creating our graphic. We love it!

We don’t want

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Announcing the 2021 Liz Conrad Award Winner!^M

-Posted on: April 27, 2021

The Liz Conrad Award was established by the Southern Breeze chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators as a merit based Award for our regional illustrators.
This year, our judge was the talented Laura Freeman. We

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-Posted on: April 14, 2021

May is only a few weeks away and that means it’s almost time for June and for you to SHOW us what you’ve got this MONTH by entering the Southern Breeze Writing Contest. The Contest will officially open for entries

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Developing Book Dummies Series – Session 3 Recap^M

-Posted on: March 14, 2021

During the final session of the SCBWI Southern Breeze Developing Book Dummies Series on March 13, 2021, our guest Rob McClurkan shared a valuable review of 8 book dummies created during our 3-month series. Rob is an Atlanta based illustrator

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Developing Book Dummies Series – Session 2 Recap^M

-Posted on: February 27, 2021

During the second session of the SCBWI Southern Breeze Developing Book Dummies Series in February 2021, our guest Ebony Glenn shared her expertise on Creating Compelling Page Turns. Ebony Glenn is an Atlanta based illustrator of Speak Up and Flying

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Developing Book Dummies Series – Session 1 Recap^M

-Posted on: February 27, 2021


We kicked off the SCBWI Southern Breeze Developing Book Dummies Series on January 16, 2021 to explore Character Design, Color and so much more with our guest David SanAngelo. David shared valuable experience with us on how to create

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Welcome to the New Blog Site for Southern Breeze!^M

-Posted on: February 24, 2021

Meet our Regional Team


Headshot Image of Sharon Pegram

Co-Regional Advisor Sharon Pegram

Headshot image of Lisa Stauffer

Co-Regional Advisor, Lisa Stauffer

Headshot of TeMika Grooms

Illustrator Coordinator, TeMika Grooms

Headshot of Allen Wells

Co-Assistant Regional Advisor, Allen Wells

Headshot of Melissa Miles

Co-Assistant Regional Advisor, Melissa Miles








 What’s New in Southern Breeze?


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