Welcome Published Members

Welcome to the Published Members Page for Southern Breeze.

Our region's Published Member Coordinators are Shelli R. Johannes and Shanda McCloskey.

We have meetings coming up this fall for our published members. If you are a PAL or Full member of SCBWI and are not receiving emails, please contact us a southern-breeze@scbwi.org. 

Our September meeting will be held on September 13th at 7:00 PM EDT. Speaker and topic below:


Shannon Anderson is an award-winning children’s book author, educator, TEDx speaker, and presenter of hundreds of school visits. She served as the Regional Advisor for the Indiana SCBWI and taught for 25 years, from first grade through college level. Shannon's book, I LOVE STRAWBERRIES! received many awards, including the 2022 Good Housekeeping Top Rated Picture Book award, the Growing Good Kids Award, and the 2023 National Farm Bureau Book of the Year Award. It was also recently read aloud by Ryan Reynolds on the TV show, Bedtime Stories with Ryan. Learn more about Shannon at her website: www.shannonisteaching.com.

Awards, School Visits, and Getting Out There! 

Want tips and approaches to living the author life? From how to let the world know your book exists to how to create and deliver engaging author visits, you will learn strategies for positioning yourself and your book. In this energetic presentation, find out how to get invited to events and how to promote your books in organic ways that don't feel "icky."