Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators


The Carolinas web site is new home for good news from Carolinas members!

Hot off the press:

Author/illustrator Brandon Reese signed with agent Danielle Smith of Foreword Literary as a direct result of a contact made at the 21st Annual Carolinas Conference in September.

Little Red

Joan Holub’s picture book, LITTLE RED WRITING, illustrated by Caldecott Honoree Melissa Sweet launched in October 2013 (Chronicle Books) and was immediately scheduled for a third printing.






Kelly Starling Lyons’ TEA CAKES FOR TOSH, illustrated by Earl B. Lewis, won the Award for Juvenile Literature sponsored by the North Carolina division of AAUW (American Association of University Women).

Also in 2013, we have had a Newbery Honor winner, a Karen and Philip Cushman Late Bloomer award winner, an SCBWI Emerging Voices winner, a grant winner in the SCBWI WIP Competition, YA category (and an honor winner in the same category), numerous signings, multi-book deals, contracts and book honors.

And those are just the items we’ve heard about. You are a tough group to keep up with! That's why we're introducing a new way for you to report agent signings, manuscript deals, illustration contracts, awards and other industry recognition for yourself or your work. We hope you'll continue to share your news via the Yahoo list, the Carolinas FB page, blogs, Twitter–whatever! But please also drop us a note at, subject line 'Hurrahs!'

Be sure to check back with us quarterly (January, April, July and October) for the latest reasons to celebrate!