WINC members are not the silent type.

We are experienced presenters who thrive on talking about books, writing or illustrating to book clubs, writers' groups, libraries, schools, bookstores, and readers of all ages. We've given workshops at local and national conferences, appeared together and separately; and speak on radio, television and the internet.

Unprecedented in the state, this professional membership of published writers and artists represents a unique opportunity for groups interested in learning about what goes into a children's book: the craft, the heart, the fun. WINC authors can teach and speak on a variety of topics and can frequently tailor presentations to your needs. And yes, of course, we love to do school visits!

Your organization can arrange for individual or group appearances. Fees depend upon the number of presentations and the presenters.

Only the WINC members listed below are available. Email an individual member by clicking on the name below.


Derrick Barnes

John Claude Bemis

Megan Bryant

Clay Carmichael

Frances O'Roark Dowell

Cathy East Dubowski

Panise Hart Flood

Julie Fortenberry

David Macinnis Gill

Alan Gratz

Louise Hawes

Eileen Heyes

Joyce Moyer Hostetter

Belinda Hurmence

Lisa Kline

Nathan Kotecki

Kelly Starling Lyons

Vanessa Brantley-Newton

Barbara O'Connor

Jacqueline K. Ogburn

Carrie Ryan

Monika Schröder

Megan Shepherd

Eleanora E.Tate

Sheila Turnage

Donna Washington

Carole Boston Weatherford

Frances M. Wood

Allan Wolf

Virginia Wright-Frierson

Barbara Younger



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