Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

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The authors and illustrators listed below are PAL (published and listed) members of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) residing in the Central-Coastal Region comprised of Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Kern Counties.  The list is arranged geographically.  If you have questions about the list please contact  

To discuss a school visit please contact these members directly.
Contact information can be found on their websites

City                                        Author or Illustrator                                       Website                     

Agoura Hills                       Joan Bransfield Graham       

Bakersfield                         Allison Crotzer Kimmel                        

Bakersfield                         Rebecca Langston-George               

Cayucos                               Elizabeth Spurr                                      

Malibu                                 Ann Stalcup                                              ​

Morro Bay                           Sherry Shahan                                        

Ridgecrest                           Terry Pierce                                          

San Luis Obispo                 Sharon Lovejoy                                        

Santa Barbara                    Bruce Hale                                                 

Santa Barbara                    Valerie Hobbs                                          

Santa Barbara                    Lee Wardlaw                                      

Simi Valley                         Mary Ann Fraser                                    

Simi Valley                         Alexis O’Neill                                            

Ventura                               Greg Trine                                                 


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