Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

OC Children’s Book Festival Booth

Date(s) - 10/02/2022
9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Orange Coast College
2701 Fairview Rd - Costa Mesa, CA

Come visit our SCBWI SoCal Booth

When: Oct. 2, 2022

Where: Orange Coast College, 2701 Fairview Rd. Costa Mesa, CA


Featuring these fabulous SoCal authors and illustrators:


9:30-1:30- Lori Polydoros

9:30 – 11:30- Angela Cerrito, Carla Mino, Susi Schaefer

11:30-1:30- Heather Buchta, Tootie Nienow, Cyndi Wojciechowski

1:00-4:00- Kathleen Troy

2:00-4:00-  Moni Hadley, E. L. Tenenbaum,  Russ Thompson,

Lori Polydoros – author 

Quake Chasers: 15 Women Rocking Earthquake Science-explores the lives of 15 diverse, contemporary female scientists with a variety of specialties related to earthquake science.


Angela Cerrito – author –

The Safest Lie:  Nine-year-old Anna escapes certain death with a new identity . . . she slowly realizes that the most difficult part of surviving isn’t remembering the details of her new life, but trying not to forget the old one entirely.

The End of the Line: If Robbie is to survive, Great Oaks School, aka The End of the Line, he must confront the truth: He is a murderer.

A Chill in My Bones: What do you do if your mom is psychic, and one of her regulars has just shown up—unaware that Death is hot on her heels?


Carla Mino – author

Crystal Healing: A Guide for Writers-This book is a guide on how to use crystals for your writing process and journey. These healing crystals are for writers and all creatives who thrive on personal reflection, growth for inspiration, and creativity.

Susi Schaefer – author and illustrator 

Zoo Zen  You Can Count on Animals to Make Yoga Fun!

Cat Ladies This witty picture book explores the loving bond between cats and their humans!


Heather Buchta – author

Beyond the Break (YA): After her brother’s accident, Lovette doesn’t surf or date. Until Jake Evans moves into town…

Chasing After Knight (YA) A funny, romantic novel about Alexa, who finds healing someone else’s broken heart has its complications…especially when he’s now an A-list movie star.


Tootie Nienow – author

There Goes Patti McGee: The Story of the First Women’s National Skateboard Champion – An uplifting picture book biography about the first ever professional female skateboarder and winner of the 1964 skateboard championship for women.


Cyndi Wojciechowski – illustrator

The Superpower Sisterhood. Sisters aren’t just super, they’re superheroes in this celebration of friendship and sisterhood by Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush.

How to Have Friends. Finding and keeping friends is important.


Kathleen Troy 

Dylan’s Dilemma – Cocker Spaniel Dylan was a trouble-maker in Korea, so he moves across the ocean to live with 12-year-old  Casey.  Now Dylan has thirty days to become a good dog—or else.

Moni Ritchie Hadley – author

The Star FestivalAmid the vibrantly illustrated backdrop of a traditional summertime Japanese folklore festival, a young girl seeks her grandmother in the crowd of celebrants.


E.L. Tenenbaum – author

End of Ever After (Series): Five years after the famous ball, Ella looks back on her fairytale rise from servant to queen, desperate to figure out how it all went so horribly wrong. (First in a five part companion series.)

Silhouettes: Brooke and Tyler would never be caught dead together. Things change. A story about family, friendship, and the impact of one life on another, no matter how young it is.


Russ Thompson – author

Alone (YA) Elgin Hobbs is failing classes, his divorced parents fight, and his mom is an alcoholic. He tries to rise above it. But life keeps bringing him down.

This event is fully booked.