Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

June Meeting with Debbi Michiko Florence

Date(s) - 06/18/2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


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We are excited to have Debbi Michiko Florence as our speaker for the June Zoom meeting!


Debbi’s debut middle grade novel, Keep It Together, Keiko Carter, came out earlier this month. She will talk to us about her publication journey for this book and all of the things she’s learned along the way. She has also generously agreed to give a signed copy of her novel to one of the registered Zoom attendees! All you need to do is register for the event and you’ll be automatically entered into the giveaway as well!


Debbi Michiko Florence is the author of the middle grade novel Keep It Together, Keiko Carter (Scholastic/May 5, 2020), the Jasmine Toguchi chapter book series (Farrar Straus Giroux), and other books for children. A former classroom teacher and zoo educator, Debbi has spoken on panels at the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention, the Decatur Book Festival, and the Brooklyn Book Festival, among others; taught workshops at the Jackson Hole Writers Young Authors Writing Camp, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and other conferences; and presented at numerous schools and libraries. She is on the faculty of The Highlights Foundation. A third-generation Japanese American, born and raised in California, Debbi now lives in Connecticut with her husband, rescue dog, bunny, and duck. She loves to travel with her husband and daughter.


Event Details:

-The event will take place from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm on Thursday, June 18 via Zoom.

-This event is FREE for Central & Southern Ohio SCBWI members, but you MUST REGISTER in order to receive the Zoom meeting link.

-This event will NOT be recorded.



We hope to see you all there! If you have any questions, email us anytime at