News Release

September 10, 2012

60th annual Breakfast with the Authors slated for Saturday, Oct. 6

Members of the community will be able to enjoy brunch and conversation with world-renowned children’s authors and illustrators at the 60th annual Breakfast with the Authors sponsored by the Santa Barbara County Education Office (SBCEO) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, in the SBCEO auditorium, 4400 Cathedral Oaks Road.

This year keynote speaker Lin Oliver will discuss her five favorite children’s books. Each of our guest authors will then have a chance to speak for 2-3 minutes on the subject.

Confirmed authors and illustrators include Tina Nichols Coury, Mary Ann Fraser, Joan Bransfield Graham, Bruce Hale, Mary Hershey, Carol Heyer, Valerie Hobbs, Michelle Markel, Alexis O’Neill, Sarah Scheerger, Sherry Shahan, Jody Fickes Shapiro, Greg Trine, Lee Wardlaw, and Gretchen Woelfle.

Registration deadline is Sept. 24. More information and registration materials are available online at Breakfast with the Authors or by contacting Rose Koller at 964-4711, ext. 5222, or