Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Invite an Author or Illustrator

Author and illustrator visits have the power to change lives. To find Midsouth authors and illustrators, you may visit the SCBWI’s Midsouth Speakers Bureau

Midsouth is also happy to provide the following list of published authors and illustrators from Tennessee and Kentucky who maintain a website and have expressed interest in receiving invitations.  The list is restricted to those authors and illustrators whose work has appeared in at least one children’s book, magazine, movie, or play in return for compensation.  

To discuss a potential appearance, visit the person’s website and use the contact information supplied there.

For suggestions on ways to help pay for a school visit, please see Funding a School Visit.


City/State Author or Illustrator Website/Contact Info
Chattanooga, Tennessee Rita Lorraine Hubbard
Franklin, Tennessee Kathleen Davis
Franklin, Tennessee Rachel Tawil Kenyon
Franklin, Tennessee Donna Murphy
Franklin, Tennessee Dorena Williamson
LaGrange, Kentucky Jean Matthew Hall
Louisville, Kentucky Lynn Slaughter
Nashville, Tennessee Ana Aranda
Nashville, Tennessee Kimberly Dana
Nashville, Tennessee Donna G. Driver
Nashville, Tennessee Caroline Brooks DuBois
Nashville, Tennessee Susan Eaddy
Nashville, Tennessee Diane Telgen
Nashville, Tennessee Jessica Young
Sevierville, Tennessee Debbie Dadey