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Decatur Book Festival: SCBWI Booth @ Booth 621, Decatur Book Festival
Sep 1 @ 10:00 am – Sep 2 @ 6:00 pm

I’ll be at the Decatur Book Festival, in booth 621 (near the Decatur public library on Sycamore Street), sharing a booth with other members of the Southern Breeze region of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). Stop by for a signed copy of Two By Two, meet other local authors and illustrators, and browse their excellent books. We’ll also be happy to talk to you about SCBWI and how you, too, can write and/or illustrate books for children!

Fine-Tuning Your Words—It’s Not Just for Poetry: A workshop for children’s writers @ Five Forks Branch, Gwinnett County Library
Oct 27 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Whether you’re writing a picture book or a novel, fine-tuning at the word choice level can make a big impact. We’ll discuss new ways to look at words, and then break into small groups to put it into practice. Whether you’ve got a picture book, a middle grade novel, or a young adult novel, bring the first and last pages (up to 400 words total).