Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Southern Breeze Local Liaisons

Southern Breeze is made up of Alabama, Georgia and the panhandle of Florida. We host one regional conference a year, but understand not every member spread across the region will be able to attend.

Local programming is a big part of what we do, and Southern Breeze is lucky to have a network of volunteers around the region to help connect writers, illustrators, and translators with local events.

If you’re new to SCBWI or are looking to become more involved, these individuals can help you learn more about what’s happening in your corner of Southern Breeze:

See a position open? Interested in becoming a Local Liaison? For more information, please contact our us at


Birmingham/area–Claire Datnow

Gadsden/area (open)

Huntsville/North AL–Heather Morris

Mobile/Coastal AL–Candice Marley Conner


Atlanta/Fulton Co.–Jessica DeHart

North Fulton–Stephanie Moody

Cobb Co. & West–Porsche Bridges & Michael Roberts

Dekalb Co./Decatur area–Maria Pope

Gwinnett Co./area–Michelle Kennedy

No. GA East (open)

No. GA West (open)

Henry Co. & South GA–Steph Calvert

SE ATL/Conyers–TK Read

Coastal GA/Savannah–Nancy Miller & Ana Ivey