• Mark your Calendars!   Our SoCal Spring Retreat is coming up on May 20 – 22, 2016. It will be held at the beautiful South Coast Winery Resort and Spa in Temecula. Online registration will open February 1, 2016. Check here to register.   We have some wonderful speakers lined up.   Jenne Abramowitz, Senior Editor at Scholastic, is interested in chapter books and middle grade fiction. She has worked with a diverse and talented list of authors and illustrators including Marion Dane Bauer, Robert Neubecker, Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver, Peter Hannan, Frank Remkiewicz, and Pam Muñoz Ryan. Some of Jenne’s current and upcoming projects include highly-illustrated chapter books like The Yeti Files by Kevin Sherry and Aaron Blabey’s The Bad Guys, emotionally-complex middle grade novels like The World from Up Here by Cecilia Galante and Into the Killing Seas by Michael P. Spradlin, and fast-paced, funny series like Starring Jules by Beth Ain and Eric Luper’s Key Hunters. Jenne loves mysteries, modern fantasy, humor, adventure, Southern accents, quirky towns and quirky families, secret societies, hidden identities, and anything with a really juicy secret.     Stacy Abrams is the Executive Editorial Director of Entangled Teen and Select. Stacy loves working on contemporary teen stories, even if they have a supernatural bend. Some of her favorite projects she’s edited have been Jessica Warman’s Between (contemporary ghost/murder mystery story), Tracy Deebs’s Tempest series (mermaid paranormal romance), and Loretta Ellsworth’s In a Heartbeat (dual narratives from the POV of an organ donor and recipient). She’d love to see more psychological thrillers, unique paranormal creatures, time travel, gritty across-the-tracks romances, or a historical set in the twentieth century.   Picture book authors and illustrators needn’t worry. More guests to be announced soon!   Online registration will open February 1, 2016. Check here to register.
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Our chapter of SCBWI includes Orange County, San Bernardino, Riverside and Long Beach. We have sunny beaches, snow-capped mountains, award winning wineries and the legendary deserts of Palm Springs; Disneyland and Raging Waters; and most importantly we have some incredible writers and illustrators who gather here for a

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