Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

  • Growing up in Colombia, Marcela (Mace) has always been a huge bookworm with an adventurous spirit. Today she is a children’s books illustrator in Southern California after completing an MFA in illustration. She worked in advertising as an Art Director in Colombia before memories of her childhood reminded her how much she just wanted to create her own stories. Her journey has taken her to illustrate wonderful worlds for clients such as Nickelodeon and Disney. Currently, she’s working on her own stories and looking forward to the next adventure. You can see more of Mace’s work at  
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About Us

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Our region includes Orange County, San Bernardino, Riverside and Long Beach. We have sunny beaches, snow-capped mountains, and scenic deserts. We are also home to incredible writers and illustrators who mingle and hone their craft at monthly meet-ups and critique groups, an annual retreat and an

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  SoCal SCBWI fans showing support for Steve Bramucci’s DANGER GANG #2! The signing took place at the most awesome children’s bookstore in SoCal, Whale of a Tale.   Monthly meet-up critique groups sharing resources for children’s writers!