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About Us

Welcome. Our chapter covers the San Diego/Imperial County region and is one of the most active chapters in the country. Members come from a variety of backgrounds and range in experience from those new to children’s writing or illustrating to authors and illustrators with numerous published titles.

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Coming UP:

May 14 – Workshops, Meet & Mingle and Critique-athon at the Hahn School of Nursing at USD – click here for details 

Please plan to go directly to the workshops at 2 p.m. Workshop rooms will be posted at registration. 


There will be a meet and mingle with the faculty, agents and editors from 4-5 p.m. in the Courtyard.


The workshop sessions are as follows:

Creating a Picture Book Dummy – with author/illustrator Andrea Zimmerman 

How to Hook Your Reader - with MG/YA author Gigi Orlowski

Social Media & Website Design – with website developer and PB author Michael Mahin

Tools for Managing the Complexities of Writing a Novel (MG/YA) - with YA/PB author Sarah Tomp


Please check here for any materials required for your workshop of interest.


Those signed up for In-person critiques and/or head shots with Roxyanne Young will receive their time slots prior to the event.


If you are having a photo shoot, please click here for info on what to wear and how to prepare for the best possible picture.


Note: this will be our last season of this season hope to see everyone there.


San Diego Authors and Illustrators and Their Books