SCBWI Florida

Emerald Coast Writers

Group Leaders: Sheryl Hartwellis ([email protected])

Expertise: 3 years of critique group and 4 years of conference and workshop experience with Emerald Coast Writers before joining SCBWI. I can help with everything from research and plot development to final copy editing. No BS, I have a BS in Clinical Laboratory Science specializing in Microbiology and Computer Science with Chemistry minor that comes in handy advising SF writers. I served 6 years in the US Air Force and 20 years in Boy Scouts, raised 4 Eagle Scouts and have taught every age in church from nursery on up, so if you don't enjoy punnishment [sic], read some Xanth or Discworld before deciding to join this group. Or check my website:

Meeting Info: We meet at the Niceville library, every other Wednesday 9:30am - noon. Contact group leader for details.
(We change meeting time and day according to members' needs.)

Members in Group: 5

Open to New Members?
Raise your hand. If it's open, so is the group.

Focus: Any age children's writing, including poetry, up through YA, with core interest in middle grade SF. Beginners will be treated gently but given new writing tools as fast as they can handle them. Experienced writers should specify critique type depending on stage of completion, query responses, etc. Let's get published or published again!