Alison Jackson has been a children's author for more than 20 years, and a children's librarian for more than 30. She has twelve published books for pre-schoolers to young adults. At our June 18 meeting, Ms. Jackson will talk about her career as an author for young readers, addressing the topics of manuscript submission, editing and rewriting, working with editors and illustrators, and promoting children's books in schools and libraries. She will also discuss the changes which have evolved in publishing over the past twenty years, and the unique challenges of writing for children in the "digital age." Ms. Jackson lives in Salinas, and works as a children's librarian for the Pacific Grove Public Library. Her most popular title, I Know an Old Lady who Swallowed a Pie, aimed at preschoolers, sold more than 100,000 copies worldwide.
A Note from the President
"Welcome! We are so lucky to have such a lively, informative writers' group
on the Central Coast, a chapter of the historic California Writers Club. We
have speakers from all over the State at our meetings - held on the third
Tuesday evening of each month - talking about the craft and business of
"This year we are making a special effort to attract college-age, young
adult, and career writers. We are also going to try to facilitate some
like-interest support ("critique") groups. When you attend our meetings,
ask one of our Executive Committee members for more information.
Our meetings are free to guests. We just ask that you join when you realize
that our group becoming a great new habit. (Find out more about membership
by clicking "Joining CCW" at your right.) The best way to learn more about
our members is by coming to our dinners, which start at 5:30 p.m.
We're looking forward to meeting you!"