Register now for the 67th annual Breakfast with the Authors

Join us for the 67th annual Breakfast with the Authors on Saturday, October 26 in the Auditorium of the Santa Barbara County Education Office (SBCEO), 4400 Cathedral Oaks Road. The event starts at 10 a.m. and continues through 1:30 p.m. Community members age 12 and over are invited to attend.

“Breakfast with the Authors is an amazing event that connects authors and illustrators of children’s literature with members of our community for brunch and conversation,” said County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Susan Salcido. “We are honored to host this unique event as part of Santa Barbara County’s commitment to the art of story-telling and reading.”

This year’s featured authors and illustrators include Julie Dillemuth, Mel Gilden, Joan Bransfield Graham, Carol Heyer, Bonnie Lady Lee, Alexis O’Neill, Karen Lee Stevens, Greg Trine, Henry Turner, Frans Vischer, and Robin Yardi.

Event timeline:

10 a.m. Book signing and mingling

10:30 a.m. Brunch

11:15 a.m. Author/illustrator discussion

12:30 - 1 p.m. Questions and book signing

Attendees are encouraged to dress up as literary characters and authors. Favorite costumes from previous years included Pippi Longstocking and Clive Cussler. However, costumes are optional.

Raffle prizes for books will occur throughout the day.

Registration deadline is Oct. 18. Tickets are $20 for general public, $15 for students, and $15 for authors’ guests. A quiche brunch will be provided. Pre-registration is required; please visit for information. Register at: For questions, contact Rose Koller at (805) 964-4710, ext. 5222, or