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:

Aug 26 - (10 am – 6  pm)  - San Diego Festival of Books – at Libery Station. We will have two tables in the Children's Pavillion with local authors and illustrators and children's crafts – come join us and help answer questions about writing and illustrating books for children


Sept 9 (2-4 pm Q&A with Allyn Johnston Publisher of Beach Lane Books, an imprint of Simon and Schuster - Hahn School of Nursing at UCSD, Room 106. 


NEWS! We had a number of chapter members nominated for the 2017 Crystal Kite Award. Kathleen Long Bostrom's Stories from the Bible and Cindy Jenson-Elliott's Antsy Ansel made it to the second round and … Cindy Jenson-Elliott's Antsy Adams was chosen to receive the 2017 Crystal Kite for the California and Hawaii Region – Congratulations Cindy and all our members who were nominated!


San Diego Authors and Illustrators and Their Books