Monthly Meeting: Facts and Fiction with Suzanne Morgan Williams

Oct 14, 2023

603. N. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

Facts and Fiction – Digging deep, working smart, and getting it right!

Although we are meeting in person, we will also provide a Zoom link below approximately one hour before the meeting. 

This month we are exploring all the research you may need for your project.

Suzanne shares her tips for designing, executing, and organizing your research – some that she’s learned the hard way. Interviews, site visits, online, library and photo research all enrich your work with details that make your readers believe your fiction or give your nonfiction engaging authenticity. Bring your curiosity and your questions. It should be fun.

Suzanne Morgan Williams is the author of a dozen published books, fiction and nonfiction, including the young adult novel, Bull Rider which won a Western Heritage Award from the National Western Heritage and Cowboy Museum in Oklahoma City, was chosen for the Texas Library Association’s Tayshas and Lone Star Lists as well as other state library award lists. Her articles have been featured in SCBWI’s The Kite, The Book, and Children’s Writers & Illustrators Market.

She loves textured settings, unexpected characters, and detailed research. Her research and speaking have taken her across the U.S. and Canada. Suzanne gives writers workshops and classes to adult writers as well as to students. A former teacher, she believes everyone has a unique voice and a special story that only they can tell.

She is Regional Advisor Emerita for SCBWI Nevada, serves on SCBWI’s Impact and Legacy Fund committee, is a Nevada Arts Council Roster teaching artist, and a frequent mentor for SCBWI Nevada Region’s mentor program. Visit

The meeting will start at 10am. However, if you can not make it in person due to distance or health, we will do our best to stream it live on Zoom. If you have questions, please put them in the Zoom chat. As usual, the Zoom meeting code will be provided the day before the event.

By registering and/or attending our event, you agree to abide by the SCBWI Anti-harassment policy.