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ALABAMA

Adamsville
Name: Zelda Oliver-Miles
Email:  Zeldamiles@charter.net
Genre: YA
Lead/host: Would be willing to do either
Note: either online or face to face group

Alexander City
Name: Darlo Gemeinhardt (W) 
Email: darlogemeinhardt@yahoo.com
Genre: middle grade, young adult
Lead/host: Would be willing to lead or host
Note: Either online or face to face group

Birmingham 
Name: Ashley Aynes (W) 
Email: ashley.aynes@gmail.com
Genre: YA Fantasy
Lead/host: N/A
Prefers face to face

Birmingham

Name:  Chris Bailey

Email:  crb.writer@gmail.com

Genre:  Middle grade

Lead/host: N/A

Note: Prefers daytime in person, but will consider online

 

Birmingham

Name: Tay Berryhill

Email: tay4217@aol.com

Genre: Young adult

Lead/Host: N/A

Note: Online or in person

Birmingham
Name: Terri Elder (W)
Email: teelder@bellsouth.net
Genre: realistic fiction, historical fiction, mystery
Lead/host: Not at this time, perhaps later
Note: either face to face or online group

Birmingham
Name: Julie Harper (W)
Email: juharper@yahoo.com
Genre: picture book
Lead/host: Would be willing to host
Prefers "face to face" or online

Birmingham
Name: Lisa Hicks (w)
Email: stellarstory@aol.com
Genre: picture book, adult supernatural novel
Lead/host: Would be willing to lead or host a group
Note: prefers face to face group

Birmingham
Name: Destin Hicks (w)
Email: denoelo@aol.com  
Genre: picture books, teen, YA fiction
Lead/host: Would be willing to lead or host a group
Note: prefers face to face group

Birmingham
Name: Catie Lumpkin
Email: cafranktie@aol.com
Genre: open to all
Lead/host: Would be willing to lead

Birmingham

Name:  Lori Nichols

Email: Nichols.lori@gmail.com

Genre: Picture book

Note:  On line or in person

Birmingham

Name: Mark McClintock

Email: markmcclintock3@charter.net

Genre: Middle grade and YA

Note: Online or in person

Birmingham

Name:  Laurel Mills 

Email: laurelfain@yahoo.com

Genre: Fiction and non-fiction

Note: Online or in person

Birmingham 
Name: Cynthia Ryan (W)
Email: cynryan@uab.edu
Genre: nonfiction, magazine articles
Lead/host: Not at this time, perhaps later
Note: either face to face or online group

Birmingham
Name: Kathy Snyder (w)
Email: ksnyder@hoover.k12.al.us
Genre: Picture books, early readers
Lead/host: Would be willing to host a group
Note: Prefers face to face group.  Needs evening or weekend meeting time

Birmingham

Name: Melissa Summers   

Email: melissamsummers@gmail.com

Genre: Picture book, easy reader

Note: On line or in person


Birmingham

Name:  Diane Weber

Email: drweber2004@yahoo.com

Genre: YA

Note: On line or in person

Chelsea
Name: Gladys H. Sherrer (W)
Email: ghsherrer@gmail.com
Genre: YA Fiction
Lead/host: Not at this time, but perhaps later
Note: Prefers face to face

Dothan
Name: Pat Nesbitt (w)
Email: jnesbitt49@hotmail.com
Genre: short story, poetry, chapter books (intermediate grades)
Lead/host: Would be willing to host a group
Note: Prefers face to face group

Fairhope

Name: Karen B. Kurtz

Email: contact through SCBWI

Genre: Non fiction

Note:  Prefers on-line

 

Fairhope

Name:  Martha Miller

Email:  marthajo.miller@yahoo.com      

Genre: Picture book

Note:  Online or in person

Fairhope
Name: Laurie Sikorowski (W and Illustrator)
Email: la@lauriesillustration.com
Genre: picture books, early chapter books, early readers
Lead/host: Is willing to lead or host a group
Note: Face to face if local, but online otherwise

Florence/Killen/Athens

Name:  Sara Hill

Email: skdhill@gmail.com

Genre: Middle grade and YA

Note: Prefers in person

 

 

Florence/Killen/Athens

Name: Lori Eastep

Email: leastep@hcu.edu

Genre: Middle grade

Note: Online or in person

Gardendale
Name: Nell Branum
Email: nellbran@yahoo.com
Genre: picture books, nonfiction, beginning readers
Lead/host: Not yet

Helena
Name: Hannah Jo McDow (W)
Email: hannahjomcdow@gmail.com
Genre: picture books, fiction novels, non-fiction articles
Lead/host: not at this time
Note: Prefers face to face group

Helena

Name:  Sondra Washington

Email:   sondrawashington@gmail.com

Genre:  Children's books, historical fiction
Note:  Online or in person, but prefers  face-to-face.

Hoover
Name: Sonia Crist
Email: scrist3@msn.com
Genre: fiction-intermediate (grades 3-6)
Lead/host: Would be willing to lead a group

Huntsville
Name: Molly Felder (W)
Email: felder.molly@gmail.com
Genre: picture books ages 4-8
Lead/host: not at this time, but maybe later
Note: either online or face to face

Huntsville
Name: Sonia Parker (W)
Contact:
spaceyteach@gmail.com
Genre: picture books and easy readers
Lead/host: Other
Note: prefers face to face or on-line

Huntsville
Name: Leanne Tedesco (W)
Contact:
pauleannehsv3@aol.com
Genre: picture books and easy readers
Lead/host: Other
Note: prefers face to face

Madison
Name: Rachel Klan (W)
Email: rachelklan@yahoo.com
Genre: children 3-7 picture books, middle grade fantasy
Lead/host: not at this time, but maybe later
Note: Either online or face to face group

Madison
Name: Marsha Osborn(w)
Email: MRO45@hotmail.com
Genre: picture books
Lead/host: not at this time, maybe later
Note:  Looking for an “online” group

Madison 
Name: Jennifer Zoeller (W)
Email: czoeller@knology.net
Genre: Fantasy YA
Lead/host: Willing to host
Note:  Prefers face to face or online

Mobile

Name: Tutta Cone

Email: tuttaconesells@gmail.com

Genre: Picture book

Note: Online or in person

Mobile
Name: Suzanne Damrich (W/I)
Email: suzannedamrich@gmail.com
Genre: Young children/middle readers
Media: acrylics, oils
Lead/host: Would be willing to lead or host
Note: prefers “face to face” group

Mobile

Name: R. Eugene Jackson

Email: ande222@comcast.net

Genre: Middle grade or YA

Note: Online or in person

Montgomery
Name: Kathleen Healey
Email: paddyshouse@earthlink.net
Lead/host: Would be willing to lead a group

Montgomery
Name: Kimberly Taylor (W)
Email:
kimberly.g.taylor1@us.army.mil
Genre: children’s fiction, emergent reader, picture book
Lead/host:  would be willing to host a group
Note:  would like either face to face or online group

Montgomery/Auburn/Union Springs

Name:  Vaughan Dickson

Email:  vdickson@gmail.com

Genre:YA

Note: Online or in person

Opelika
Name: Name not posted (W)
Email:
friefor@hotmail.com
Genre: Genre Picture books, Y/A
Lead/host: Would be willing to host or lead
Prefers either "face to face" or online meeting

Pelham
Name:  Ronald F. Lowe   (W)
Email:
lowe8093@bellsouth.net 
Genre: Picture Story, Easy Reader, MG & YA Fiction, and Nonfiction
Lead/host: I can function as a lead, host, or team member. 
Inquiries from those who are serious about their writing and willing to
commit to active participation in a critique group.
Both Face to Face or online can work well. Exchange critique on line and
occasional Face/Face meeting at local book stores, or other public locations.

Piedmont
Name: Angela Fleming (W)
Email: Angelanbobby01@aol.com

Genre: young adult paranormal
Lead/host: Not at this time, perhaps later
Note: either face to face or online group

Spanish Fort
Name: Nancy Milford (W and Illustrator)
Email: gessner8905@yahoo.com

Genre: picture books
Media: watercolor, pen 
Lead/host: Might be willing host a group
Note: Prefers face to face group. 

Spanish Fort

Name:  Cindy Swofford       

Email:  cindyswofford@gmail.com 

Genre:  Picture books and chapter books

Note:  Will consider on-line.

Trussville
Name: Lara Hosselton (W)
Email: lehoss@gmail.com

Genre: picture book fiction, middle grade fiction
Media: watercolor, pen 
Lead/host: Not at this time, perhaps laterost a group
Note: either face to face or online group. 

Tuscaloosa
Name: Juliella Parsons (W)
Email:
juliellap@bellsouth.net
Genre: picture books and YA fiction
Lead/host: Would be willing to lead a group

Tuscaloosa * but willing to go to Birmingham
Name: Monique Fields (W)
Email: moniquefields@mac.com

Genre: picture books
Lead/host: Would be willing to host a group

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GEORGIA

Acworth

Name: Bob Talmage

Email: RTalmage@TAAScompany.com

Genre: Picture Book

Note: Online or in person

Albany

Name: Melissa Keefe (W) 
Email: mvkeefe@bellsouth.net

Genre: nonfiction
Lead/host: Will Lead or Host

Note: Prefers face to face or online

Alpharetta 

Name: Yveta Germano (W)
Contact: yvetag@bellsouth.net

Genre: YA novels
Lead/host: N/A

Note: Prefers face to face

Alpharetta
Name: Melissa Thomas-Dubois (W)
Contact:
Melissa@thomasdubois.com
Website: www.thomasdubois.com
Genre: Picture books
Lead: Will co-lead a group with another writer
Host: Will help find location with group; not willing to host at home.

Alpharetta
Name: Shanda McCloskey (W & I)
Contact: theshanda@yahoo.com

Genre: middle grade covers and picture books
Lead/host: Would host a group
Note: prefers face to face

Alpharetta
Name: Renee Rivas ( I )
Contact: reneerivas1@gmail.com

Medium: digital and water color
Lead/host: N/A
Note: prefers on-line but might do face to face

Alpharetta
Name: Wendy Attmore(w)
Contact:
wendy_attmore@yahoo.com
Genre: middle grade fiction, easy readers, picture books
Lead/host: not at this time
Note: prefers online group but could do face to face 1x a month

Appling
Name: Caren Stewart (W and Illustrator)
Email: nebulas8@yahoo.com

Genre: picture books, young adult, fantasy novels
Media: cut paper, collage
Lead/host:  Not at this time, perhaps later
Note: Prefers face to face 

Atlanta
Name: Duane Bates (w)
Contact:
duanejbates@yahoo.com
Genre: middle grades
Lead: not at this time
Note: either face to face or online, but prefers inside the Atlanta metro area

Atlanta
Name: Jennifer B. Bailey (W)
Contact:
JENBBAILEY@yahoo.com
Genre: Picture books, chapter books, Y/A
Lead: Not yet ready to lead a group
Note: prefers face to face group

Atlanta
Name: Laura Bendoly (I)
Contact:
fishysqua@yahoo.com
Genre: fantasy or realistic Young Adult
Lead/host: Willing to lead or host a group
Note: prefers face to face group, but will consider online

Atlanta
Name: Pam Buckmaster (W)
Contact:
pambuckmaster@earthlink.net
Genre: picture book, essay
Lead:  Not yet ready to lead a group
Note: prefers face to face group

Atlanta
Name: Lisa Coleman (W)
Contact: lisa@oncethere wasa@gmail.com

Genre: picture book, easy reader
Lead:  N/A
Note: prefers face to face group

Atlanta
Name: Sheri Dillard (W)
Contact:
thedillard5@yahoo.com
Genre: Picture books
Lead/host: Would like to find a group in the Virginia Highlands area

Atlanta
Name: Rita Farin (W)
Contact:
ritaf1209@yahoo.com
Genre: picture books
Lead/host:  Might be willing to lead or host a group
Note: Either face to face or online group

Atlanta
Name: Tamara Ferguson
Contact:
fergusontamara@yahoo.com
Website: www.tamaraferguson.com
Genre: I'm a digital illustrator searching for online critique groups
Lead/Host:

Atlanta
Name: Melissa Feuer (I)
Contact:
lissajo3@aol.com
Genre/media: watercolor, pencils
Lead: would be willing to host a group
Note: either online or face to face group

Atlanta
Name: Lichen Frank (W/I)
Contact: lichenfrank@gmail.com

Genre: Writer and Illustrator of children's books
Lead: 
Note: Would join either face to face or on-line

Atlanta
Name: Patricia Heys
Contact: pfheys@gmail.com  404-634-3577

Genre: Picture BooksLead: 
Note: Prefers face to face

Atlanta 
Name: Melody L. Harclerode (W)
Contact: mharclerode@bellsouth.net

Genre: Picture books
Lead: n/a
Note: Prefers to join a group in the Midtown, Buckhead, or Virginia-Highland areas

Atlanta 
Name: Parul Hinzen (W)
Contact:
parulka@comcast.net
Genre: stories for elementary grades
Lead/host: Might be willing to host a group
Note: either face to face or online group

Atlanta
Name: Brian Howard (W)
Contact: drbrianhoward@yahoo.com

Genre: picture books
Lead/host: Would host a group
Note: prefers on-line

Atlanta
Name: Shannon Jones(W)
Contact:
Shannonwjones@comcast.net
Genre: picture books, chapter books, YA
Lead/host:  would be willing to lead or host a group
Note: prefers face to face group

Atlanta or Roswell
Name: Maria Larrson (W)
Contact: marialarrson3@yahoo.com

Genre: picture book
Lead:  N/A
Note: prefers face to face or on-line group

Atlanta 
Name: Tanya Thema Martin (W)
Contact:
TMartin@avantguild.com
Genre: Picture books
Lead/host: Not yet ready to lead a group
Note: Prefers online meeting

Atlanta 
Name: Collette Paul (W)
Contact:
cocopoet1@yahoo.com
Genre: middle grades, coming of age
Lead/host:  Not at this time, but perhaps later
Note: Prefers face to face group

Atlanta 
Name: Toni Rhodes (W)
Contact:

Genre: Nonfiction
Lead/host:  N/A
Note: Prefers face to face

Atlanta
Name: Barbara Schneider (W)
Contact:
martynbarb-s@mindspring.com (770-394-2645)
Genre: YA Novels
Lead/host: Would be willing to lead or host a group
Note: Prefers face to face group

Atlanta
Name: Dorothy Taylor (W)
Contact:
drmtaylor@thepaperpig.com
Genre: picture books, chapter books
Lead/host: Not at this time, but perhaps later
Note: would welcome either face to face or online group

Atlanta
Name: Kelly Williams (w)
Contact:
Kellyowilliams@bellsouth.net
Genre: picture book(4-6) and chapter books
Lead/host: Would be willing to host a group
Note: either face to face or online group

Atlanta
Name: Anna Trodglen (W/I)
Contact: biscuits.bellyrubs@gmail.com

Genre: animal stories for bright 7-9 year olds
Medium: Ink And Watercolor
Lead/host: Would be willing to host a group

Note: prefers face to face but will consider online group

South Atlanta
Name: Randall Bonser (W)
Contact:
rb@sacrifercreative.com
Genre: creative non-fiction, rhyming picture books
Lead/host: would be willing to lead a group
Note: Prefers face to face group

Auburn
Name: Roxy Warren (W)
Contact: roxyaw@gmail.com

Genre: middle grade fiction and nonfiction, easy reader
Lead/host: other
Note: prefers face to face

Austell
Name: Cindy Elsberry(w)
Contact:
CindyElsberry@aol.com
Genre: fiction, fantasy, possible non-fiction
Lead/host: Not at this time
Note: prefers face to face, but possibly online

Avondale Estates 
Name: Andrea Bustos (W)
Contact:
299012@gmail.com
Genre: picture books 8 and up
Lead/host: not at this time, but maybe later
Note: Either face to face or online group

Blue Ridge
Name: Jennifer Jabaley
Contact:
jjabaley@excite.com
Genre: YA
Lead/host: willing to lead or host a group

Carrollton
Name: Heather Ivester (W)
Contact:
heatherivester@gmail.com
Genre: middle grade novels
Lead/host:  Not at this time
Note: Looking for local group. Prefers face to face meetings.

Carrollton

Name: Amy Tietjen

Email: amy.tietjen@gmail.com    

Genre: Picture Books

Note: In person

Chamblee
Name: Nicky Stogner (W)
Contact:
Nicky@heartofhopeacademy.org
Genre: Picture books, Y/A
Lead/host: Not ready to lead a group

Chickamauga
Name: Susan Green
Contact:
artiesue@comcast.net
Genre: Picture books
Lead/host: Willing to lead a group

Clermont
Name: Vicki Truelove (W)
Contact:
Avalonh@aol.com
Genre: Childrens’ picture books, travel, inspirational
Lead/host: Would be willing to host a group
Note: Prefers online group

Columbus
Name: Kacey Brown (W)
Contact: kacey.brown@mchsi.com

Genre: picture books, chapter books for early middle grades
Lead/host: Not at this time, but perhaps later
Note: Prefers online group

Conyers
Name: Rachel Gignilliat (W)
Contact: 
lefay75@yahoo.com
Genre: YA, MG
Lead/host: Willing to lead and host
Note: Prefers face to face

Cumming
Name: Ann Barker (W)
Contact:
barkersinga@yahoo.com
Genre: picture books
Lead/host: Would host a group
Note: prefers face to face or on-line

Cumming
Name: Kara Bietz (w)
Contact:
kbee1175@bellsouth.net
Genre: YA fiction
Lead/host: Not at this time
Note: prefers face to face group

Cumming
Name: Michelle Johnson (W)
Contact:
mlynnbaker@yahoo.com
Genre:
Lead/host: Not at this time, but perhaps later
Note: Prefers online group

Cumming 
Name: Kim Massey (W)
Contact:
gkmassey@comcast.net
Genre: middle grade fantasy novels, short stories
Lead/host: Would be willing to lead or host a group
Note: Prefers either face to face or online group

Cumming 
Name: Linda Woodward (W)
Contact: 
lindawoodward@mindspring.com
Genre: Picture Book, Non-Fiction, Poetry
Lead/host: Will co-lead
Note: Prefers online with occasional face to face

Cumming 
Name: Bill Stout (W)
Contact: bill.stout576@gmail.com

Genre: Middle grade fantasy novels
Lead/host: N/A
Note: Prefers face to face

Danielsville
Name: Janice Izlar (W)
Contact:
jizlar_ces@yahoo.com
Genre: Picture books
Lead/host: Not ready to lead/host a group

Decatur
Name: Alana Booker (W)
Contact: anbooker@yahoo.com

Genre: easy reader, chapter books and YA
Lead/host: Would lead or host a group
Note: prefers face to face

Decatur
Name: Temika Grooms Jarrett (I)
Contact:
mikagrooms@aol.com
Genre/Media: no favorite--colored pencil, acrylic, watercolor, ink
Lead/Host: No. Either face-to-face or online group

Decatur

Name:  Vicki Johnson

Email: avjohnson@hotmail.com

Genre:Middle grade and YA

Note: Online or in person

Decatur
Name: Mark Karell (W)
Contact:
mjkarell@yahoo.com
Genre: Picture books, M/G
Lead/host: Willing to lead a group

Decatur
Name: Deborah Kauffman Miller (W)
Contact:
debmiller49@mac.com
Genre: middle grade novel, picture books
Lead/host: Would be willing to host a group
Note: prefers face to face group

Decatur

Name: Ivory Mccray

Email: mccrayivory@gmail.com

Genre: Picture books

Note: Is willing to meet in person or online.

Decatur
Name: Anne Nichols (W)
Contact:
knollwoodterrace@yahoo.com
Genre:  Y/A, historical fiction
Lead/host:  Might be willing to host sometimes
Note: Prefers face to face group

Decatur
Name: Joy Pope-alandete (W)
Contact:
j.alandete@comcast.net
Genre: Picture books, middle grade readers
Lead/host:  Would be willing to lead or host a group
Note: Prefers either face to face on online group

Decatur
Name: Peggy Shaw (W) (Ed.)
Contact:
PJShaw@comcast.net
Genre: picture book, series
Lead/host: Not at this time, perhaps later
Note: prefers face to face group

Decatur

Name: Mary Ann Siegel

Email: seagullwrite@yahoo.com            

Genre:Picture books

Note: Online or in person

Decatur
Name: Jen Soong (W)
Contact: Jen@jensoong.com

Genre: picture book,  
Lead/host:
Note: prefers face to face group

Decatur
Name: Nina Stacy Thomas (I)
Contact:
Nstacyt@comcast.net
Genre/Media:  acrylics, gauche, watercolor
Lead/host: Not at this time, but perhaps later
Note:  Prefers face to face group

Decatur
Name: Christine Wood (W)
Contact:
candswood@bellsouth.net
Genre: picture books
Lead/host: Would be willing to host a group
Note: prefers face to face group

Douglasville
Name: Stephanie Carter
Contact:
Jmacmacsmc@aol.com
Genre:
Lead/host:

Duluth

Name:  Robin Rudd, W,

Email:  robinrudd@gmail.com
Genre: Middle grade/chapter book/ya realistic fiction and some fantasy
Lead/host Not sure if would lead or host a CG
Note:  Face-to-face

Dunwoody or Sandy Springs
Name: Gail Handler (W)
Contact:
kidlitgail@gmail.com
Genre: picture books, middle grade and YA
Lead/host: Would host a group
Note: Prefers face to face

Dunwoody
Name: Dori Kleber (W)
Contact: writer@bellsouth.net

Genre: picture books and YA
Lead/host: Would host a group
Note: prefers face to face, but on-line is acceptable

Dunwoody
Name: Barbara Schneider (W)
Contact: schneiderbarbara@att.net

Genre: YA historical
Lead/host: would be willing to lead or host a group
Note: prefers face to face group

Fairburn
Name: Lisa Lynn Bates (W/I)
Contact:
BATESLIT@yahoo.com
Genre: multicultural 8-12, YA
Media: pastel, pencil, ink, watercolor
Lead/host: Not at this time
Note: face to face or online group

Fayetteville
Name: Steven Short (W) 
Contact: metarzan68@hotmail.com

Genre: Picture Book
Lead/Host: Not at this time, but perhaps later
Note: Prefers either face-to-face or online 

Flowery Branch
Name: Mary T. Willis (W)
Contact: Mary@bluemarker.net

Genre: Middle Grade
Lead/Host: Not at this time, perhaps later
Note: either face to face or online group

Gainesville
Name: Edie Parsons
Contact:
kurokok@gmail.com
Genre: Middle grades/fiction
Lead/Host: Looking for notices about writing related activities in the area

Gainesville
Name: Cherie Robinson (I)
Contact:
cheryl.robinson@earthlink.net
Genre: Picture books, middle grades
Lead/Host: Would be willing to host a group
Note: prefers face to face group

Gainesville
Name: Nancy Sturtevant
Contact:
nancysturtevant@yahoo.com
Genre: stories for ages 6-12, mostly picture books
Lead/host: Would be willing to lead/host a group

Grayson
Name: Cary Shackleford (W)
Contact:
cary.shackleford@gmail.com
Genre: YA fiction
Lead/host: N/A
Note: prefers either face to face or on-line

Hamilton
Name: Jill Ward
Contact:
jpward@mindspring.com
Genre: Chapters and readers
Lead/Host: Would not lead, but willing to host a group.

Hiram
Name: Diane Evans (W/I)
Contact:
Diane.Evans@yahoo.com
Genre: historical fiction, creative nonfiction, fantasy
Media: pen and ink, watercolor
Lead/host: either online or face to face group
Note: Not ready to lead or host at this time

Homerville
Name: Linda Carruth Davis (W/I)
Contact:
lcd01@alltel.net
Genre: early elementary, middle grades, picture books
Lead/host: Would be willing to lead a group
Note: prefers online group

Jefferson
Name: Deborah Cidsoy (W/I)
Contact:
Elfinbliss@aol.com
Genre: Fantasy fiction
Media: Watercolor, acrylics, oils
Lead/host: Not at this time
Note: prefers face to face group

Johns Creek
Name: Johnna Stein (W)
Contact: Johnnastein@bellsouth.net

Genre: picture book, middle grade, and non-fiction mag articles of all ages
Lead/host: Is willing to Host
Note: prefers face to face

Kennesaw
Name: Kathleen Fleiszar (W)
Contact:
kfleiszar@kennesaw.edu
Genre:
Lead/host: Not yet willing to lead, but might host a group

Kennesaw
Name: Carole Tymchyshyn (W)
Contact:
Carole_tymchyshyn@yahoo.com
Genre: Picture books
Lead/host: Not yet ready to lead a group
Note: Prefers either "face to face" or online meeting

Kennesaw
Name: Glenda Rogers
Contact:
captivated1@glendarogers.net
Genre: Read alouds and middle grades
Lead/host: Yes. Would lead and/or host a group

Kennesaw
Name: Kitty Klein
Contact:
kklein2@bellsouth.net (770-966-9661)
Genre/Media: watercolor, pen
Lead/host: Not ready to lead, but willing to host a group.

Kingsland
Name: Jim Munroe (W)
Contact:
Jmunroe@TDS.net
Genre: Picture books
Lead/host: Not yet ready to lead a group, but willing to host

Lawrenceville
Name: Vi Armstrong (W)
Contact: armstrongvi@aol.com

Genre: picture books
Lead/host: Not at this time, but perhaps later
Note: Prefers face to face

Lilburn
Name: Cathy C. Hall (W)
Contact:
cathyhall55@hotmail.com
Genre: children’s, adult (horror, mystery) early to middle grade fiction
Lead/host: Would be willing to lead a group
Note: Prefers face to face group

Lithonia
Name: Tonya K. Grant (W)
Contact:
tdkgrant@aol.com
Genre: children/adult nonfiction magazines
Lead/host: Not yet ready to lead or host
Note: either face to face or online critique group

Lithonia
Name: Sherri Gayle (W)
Contact: dagkelea@bellsouth.net

Genre: Fiction
Lead/host: Willing to lead a group
Note: prefers on-line

Macon
Name: Kristen Applebee (W and Illustrator)
Contact: keapplebee@gmail.com

Genre: Picture Book, Young Adult
Media: Paint
Lead/host: Is willing to lead or host
Note: Prefers face-to-face 

Macon
Name: Betsy Delves (W)
Contact:
stancir@cox.net
Genre: picture book
Lead/host: would be willing to lead or host a group
Note: prefers face to face group

Macon
Name: Felicia Haywood (w)
Contact:
feliciasfluffyflowers@yahoo.com
Genre: nonfiction-middle and YA fiction
Lead/host: Not at this time
Note: either face to face or online group

Macon
Name: Kelly Lee Jones (W)
Contact:
Kellyleejones@gmail.com
Genre: nonfiction, middle grades, YA (fiction-sports and fantasy)
Lead/host: Not at this time
Note: either face to face or online group

Macon
Name: Jamila Pegues (W)
Contact:
pegues@cox.net
Genre: Fantasy Novels
Lead/host: Not willing to lead, but will host a group

Macon
Name: Kathyann Pegues (W)
Contact:
pegues@cox.net
Genre: Picture books and novels
Lead/host: Not willing to lead, but will host a group

Macon
Name Lee Reeves (W/I)
Contact
johdree@cox.net
Genre Picture books, M/G
Lead/host Willing to host a group
Note Prefers either "face to face" or online group

Macon
Name: Dana Seale (W)
Contact:
seal6565@bellsouth.net
Genre: picture book, chapter book
Lead/host: N/A
Note: Prefers an online group

Marietta
Name: Linda Allen (W)
Contact: lallen77@charter.net

Genre: Picture Book, Easy Reader
Lead/host: N/A
Note: prefers face to face group

Marietta
Name: Jessica Bailey (w)
Contact:
littlepieceofheavenranch@hotmail.com
Genre: fiction, fantasy
Lead/host: Would be willing to lead or host a group
Note: prefers face to face group

Marietta
Name: Nancy Broe (W)
Contact:
mcbroe511@hotmail.com
Genre: M/G, Y/A fiction

Media: Pencil, ink, acrylic, watercolor
Lead/host: Willing to host a group
Note: Prefers "face to face" or online group

Marietta
Name: Anna Galt (W/I) 
Contact: annavgalt@gmail.net

Genre: young adult, middle grade
Lead/host: Not at this time, perhaps later

Marietta
Name: Leslie Geiger (W)
Contact:
Geig4@comcast.net
Genre: picture book, young adult
Lead/host: Not at this time, perhaps later
Note: either face to face or online group

Marietta
Name: Donna Koser (W)
Contact:
dkoser0311@bellsouth.net
Genre: middle grade adventure, fantasy, science fiction, magic
Lead/host:  Not at this time
Note: Prefers face to face group

Marietta
Name: Patti O’Neal (W/I)
Contact:
onealstudio1979@yahoo.com
Genre: picture book, middle readers
Media: pen and ink, acrylic, watercolor
Lead/host: would be willing to lead or host a group
Note: either face to face or online group

Marietta
Name: Ginger Reid (W)
Contact:
ginger.reid@earthlink.net
Genre: PBs, also preteen novels
Lead: "I'm not qualified to lead a group."
Host: Yes

Marietta
Name: Lori Riordan (W)
Contact:
TERIORDAN@bellsouth.net
Genre:  Picture books, early readers
Lead/host: Would be willing to host a group
Note: either face to face or online group

Marietta

Name: Ed Schleper (W)
Contact: schlep101@yahoo.com

Genre: Middle grade
Lead/host: Will Host or other

Note: Prefers face to face

Marietta
Name: Jenny Schroter (W)
Contact:
jennyschroter@gmail.com
Genre: picture books
Lead/host: N/A
Note: prefers face to face

Marietta
Name: Linda Sullivan (W)
Contact:
Linda.Sullivan@att.net
Genre: Novels, fantasy, M/G, Y/A
Lead/host: Not yet ready to lead/host a group
Note: Prefers "face to face" or online meeting

McDonough
Name: Randall Bonser (W)
Contact:
rb@SacriferCreative.com
Genre: picture books, nonfiction
Lead/host: would be willing to lead a group
Note: either face to face or online group

Metter/Statesboro

Name:          Wendy Salter

Email: wsalter1978@live.com

Genre:Picture Book

Note: Online or in person

Monroe 
Name: Gay Lull (W)
Contact:
glull@windstream.net
Genre:
Lead/host: would be willing to lead or host a group
Note: prefers online group

Norcross
Name: Sandra Havriluk (W)
Contact: shavriluk@bellsouth.net

Genre: YA and middle school fiction
Lead/host: Would be willing to lead a group
Note: Prefers face to face group

Palmetto
Name: Ann Broaddus Jackson (W & I)
Email: ann_tommyjackson@yahoo.com

Genre: all
Lead/host: Would be willing to lead or host a group

Rockmart
Name: Leslie Geiger (W)
Contact: aredmond@bellsouth.net

Genre: picture book, nonfiction
Lead/host: Not at this time, perhaps later
Note: either face to face or online group

Rome (or Marietta)
Name Miriam Peterson (W)
Contact:
carrollpeterson@bellsouth.net (706-295-9206)
Genre:
Lead/Host:

Roswell
Name: Jennifer Autian (W)
Contact:
jautian@hotmail.com
Genre: picture books, easy readers
Lead/host: Not ready to lead or host at this time
Note: prefers face to face group

Roswell
Name: Vanya Hristova (W)
Contact:
vanyahristova@gmail.com
Genre: picture books
Lead/host:
Note:

Roswell
Name: Nona McGaa (W)
Contact:
McMOME@aol.com
Genre: All
Lead/host: Not at this time
Note: either face to face or online critique groups

Roswell
Name: Lisa Stauffer (W)
Contact:
lisalowestauffer@yahoo.com
Genre: MG or YA novel group
Lead/Host: I would like to establish/host a critique group.

Roswell
Name: Kim Zachman (W)
Contact:
kzachman44@hotmail.com
Genre: Middle Grade
Lead/host: Willing to lead a group
Note: prefers face to face or on-line

Sandy Springs
Name: Peggy Cobb (W/I)
Contact:
peggycobb@bellsouth.com
Genre: picture books
Media: watercolors
Lead/host: not at this time, but perhaps later
Note:  Prefers face to face group

Savannah
Name: Debra T. Rotkow(W)
Contact:
drotkow@comcast.net
Genre: picture books, easy readers
Lead/host: not known
Note: prefers online critique group

Savannah, Statesboro, Tybee Island
Name: Jennifer Sullivan (W/I)
Contact:
jennifersullivan@yahoo.com
Genre: chapter books, 7-10 yrs.
Lead/host: would lead or host in Statesboro or Tybee Island
Note: prefers face to face group

Senoia
Name: Tracie Orr (W)
Contact: twoawriter@yahoo.com

Genre: Young Readers & Picture Books
Lead/host: Not at this time
Note: Prefers on-line

Smyrna
Name: Sally A. Apokedak (W)
Contact:
Sally@paraklesis.com
Genre: Middle grades, YA
Lead/host: Would be willing to lead a group
Note: prefers face to face group

Snellville
Name: Michelle Famusipe (W)
Contact:
itsshellfam@yahoo.com
Genre: picture books
Lead/host: would be willing to host a group
Note: Prefers face to face group

Social Circle
Name: Cindy Hames (W)
Contact: cindygoldthwaite@yahoo.com

Genre: middle grade and YA science fiction, fantasy and picture books
Lead/host: Would lead a group
Note: prefers face to face

Sparta
Name: Mauriel Joslyn (W)
Contact:
maurielj@aol.com
Genre: YA historical fiction and non-fiction. Also Picture Story books.
Lead/Host: Lead - Not quite expert in this field yet. Host - Yes

St. Marys
Name: Eddy Logan (W)
Contact: edsil.logan@gmail.com

Genre: poetry, picture book, nonfiction
Lead/host: Willing to lead
Note: prefers face to face

Stockbridge
Name: Betty J. Britain (I)
Contact:
brittaib@bellsouth.net
Genre: Early readers, picture books
Lead/host: Yes. Willing to lead a group

Stone Mountain/Clarkston/Decatur
Name: Toni Rhodes (W/I)
Contact:
jimtoni2@comcast.net
Genre: creative nonfiction, fiction
Lead/host: Would be willing to lead or host a group
Note: prefers face to face group

Suwanee
Name: Diane Head (W)
Contact:
kenhead@swbell.net
Genre: Picture book, M/G Fiction
Lead/host; Might be willing to lead/host a group
Note: Prefers "face to face" or online meeting

Suwanee
Name: Sharon Pegram (W)
Contact:
sharonpegram@bellsouth.net
Genre: Middle grade and YA novels
Lead/host: No.

Suwanee

Name:  Hannah Roberts

Email: hmrob7@gmail.com

Genre:Young Adult

Note: Prefers on line

Tifton
Name: Sherri Youngblood (W/I)
Contact:
sherri.youngblood@mchsi.com
Genre: picture books, middle grades
Media: Collage
Lead/host: Not at this time, maybe later
Note: Either face to face or online group

Tucker
Name: Becki Ulmer (W)
Contact:
beckiulmer@bellsouth.net
Genre: PB, Historical Fiction, MG, Plays
Lead/Host: Not at this time

Villa Rica

Name: Karen Hutcheson

Email: KHutcheson@bellsouth.net

Genre:

Note: Online or in person

Woodstock/Towne Lake area
Name: Dana Konop (W)
Contact:
dckonop@yahoo.com
Genre: Middle Grade Novels
Lead/Host: I am willing to lead or host a critique group.

Woodstock
Name: Kim Lamb (W & Photographer)
Contact:
lamb.star@att.net
Genre: all
Lead/host: Would host a group
Note: prefers face to face


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NEIGHBORING STATES

  

FLORIDA

Fort Walton Beach/Niceville

Name: Sheryl A. Hart

Email: sherahart@gmail.com      

Genre: Picture Book, chapter books, middle grade and YA

Note: Online or in person


LOUISIANA/MISSISSIPPI

Zachary
Name: Holly Stone-Barker (W/I)
Contact:
Whdesign@cox.net
Genre: Picture book
Media: Cut paper collage
Lead/host: need to know what it involves
Note: either online or face to face group


Biloxi
Name: Amy Thibodeaux (W)
Contact1:
gagathibodeaux@yahoo.com
Contact2: amy.thibodaux@biloxischools.net
Genre: Picture books, early chapter books
Lead/host: Not yet ready to lead, but might host a group

Gulfport
Name: Kathleen Shoenfeld (W)
Contact:
mggck@aol.com
Genre: middle grade fiction, nonfiction, novels
Lead/host: Not at this time, but perhaps later
Note:  Either face to face or online group

Lucedale (1 hour from Pascagowla, MS or 1 hour from Mobile, Al) 

Name: Nancy Jo Maples (W)
Contact: markandnancyjo@aol.com

Genre: Middle grade
Lead/host: Willing to host, but not lead

Note: Prefers face to face


Madison

Name: Jacki Miller (W)
Contact: 

Genre: YA and picture books
Lead/host: Will lead group

Note: Prefers face to face or online

Ocean Springs
Name: Stephanie Box (W)
Contact:
stephanieannebox@cableone.net
Genre: picture book, historical fiction, middle grade fiction
Lead/host: Not at this time, but perhaps later
Note: Either face to face or online group

Oxford

Name: Laura G. Fisher

Email: lgf.art@gmail.com  

Genre: Illustrator

Note: Online or in person

Ridgeland (Jackson)
Name: Heather Cochran-Smith (w)
Contact:
heatheronthereoad@yahoo.com
Genre: everything
Lead/host: Would be willing to lead or host a group
Note: Either online or face to face group

Southaven, MS or Memphis, TN
Name: Kim Kozlow (W) (Interested in face-to-face or online)
Contact:
kdkozlow@yahoo.com
Genres: I'm a former romance writer that has caught the children's
book bug and currently have a middle grade ms with an agent.

Storkville
Name: Eva M. McLemore (W)
Contact:
mclemore.e@gmail.com
Genre: chapter books, adult novels, screenplays
Lead/host: Not at this time, but perhaps later.
Note: Either online or face to face group

Vicksburg
Name: Lois Bartholomew (W)
Contact: lois@loisthompsonbartholomew.com

Genre: Middle Grade, Young Adult
Lead/host:  Would be willing to lead or host a group
Note: Prefers face to face, online is acceptable


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NORTH CAROLINA

Asheville

Name: Andrea Jacobsen (W)
Contact: indieauthornc@gmail.com

Genre: Picture Book, Poetry
Lead/host: N/A

Note: Prefers online 


Asheville

Name: Lauren Patton (W and Illustrator)
Contact: info@ljpatton.com

Genre: Picture Book
Lead/host: Will lead or host

Note: Prefers online 


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TENNESSEE

Chattanooga
Name: Maria Feely (w)
Contact:
mariafeely@yahoo.com
Genre: YA and middle grade
Lead/host: would be willing to lead or host a group
Note: either online or face to face group

Maryville
Name: Suzy Smith
Contact:
suzygsmith@charter.net
Genres: chapter books and middle grades
Lead/host: Possibly

Memphis
Name: Joyce Lansky
Contact:
jlansky@comcast.net
Genre: YA
Lead/host: Willing to host a group
Note: either face to face or online group


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