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(Listed Alphabetically By Last Name)

Shelley Admont: Being a parent herself and working with children for over twenty years, Shelley’s goal is to inspire and educate kids, through her books. She refuses to grow up and has a lot of fun playing with kids and creating stories. She hopes her books could entertain her young readers as well as teach them important life lessons in a fun and easy manner.

For more information on this author: www.sachildrensbooks.com

George Ajaj states: "The main reason I wrote this story was to express to children that they should never give up on their wishes and dreams, and to relish the journey of aspiring to achieve them.  Furthermore, as a parent myself, I know that there is nothing more gratifying than to see your child show responsibility, kindness, and demonstrate moral values.  The Adventures of Reece & Rusty embraces this theme along with common life experiences/events intertwined with magical and humoristic overtones.  Volume 2- Bedazzled By Willoughby, the second story in their adventure is near completion."

For more information on this author: http://www.ReeceRusty.com

Maria Ashworth is an active volunteer in her community. She’s President of the Friends of the Maud Marks Library in Katy, Texas, along with acting as Public Relations Director with the Houston Writers Guild in Houston. She’s a member of Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and the Houston Writers Guild. Some of Ms. Ashworth’s manuscripts have been nominated as finalists in several contests. She’s published a handful of short stories in contests, literary magazines and an anthology.

For more information on this author: http://www.mariaashworth.com

Andrea Torrey Balsara has published books for young children up to young adults, sometimes working as a writer, sometimes as an illustrator, and sometimes as both. She is a graduate of the Institute of Children’s Literature, and has taken at least a million art workshops, but is primarily a self-taught artist. She has an eclectic background, having worked as an American Sign Language Interpreter, as a school bus driver, and a zombie office worker. Back when dinosaurs still roamed the earth she even attended theatre school in London, England. In her presentations to school children, Andrea adds music and theater (finally, the training paid off!) to express the joy of creativity. Andrea is a firm believer in empowering children to think for themselves, which is reflected in each of her books and presentations. She lives in an old Victorian manor house with her husband and family, where she can often be found in her cold attic of a work room, pretending to be the heroine from Jane Eyre as she write and draws with frozen fingers. Visit Andrea at www.torreybalsara.com to book presentations, browse her publishing log, and get coloring pages for little ones. You can also visit Greenbeard, at www.greenbeardthepiratepig.com!
Amanda Bannikov is an attorney by day, and an author of children's stories by night.  She grew up in the Great White North (Canada), but she currently lives in on the East Coast, in Simsbury, CT.  In her free time she enjoys reading, playing tennis, cooking, baking, instagramming, and compulsively watching cooking and home improvement shows.  Amanda also loves traveling around the world.  She and her wife share their home with one very needy black cat, his two slightly less needy sisters, and a very resilient dog.

Flo Barnett: During her professional career, Flo Barnett was a preschool administrator and daycare provider. She also taught kindergarten and elementary school for many years. Now retired, Flo writes hilarious tales for, and sometimes based on the real-life antics of her seven energetic grandchildren, whom she loving refers to as, “Grammy’s Gang”. More recently Flo is publishing chapter books geared towards older children. She explores serious topics such as abuse, bullying, and loss of a loved one in a sensitive manner in order to empower youngsters to face adversity with courage and conviction. Flo lives near Pittsburgh, PA with her hubby, Barry, and her dog, Shadow. 

For more information on this author: http://www.amazon.com/Flo-Barnett/e/B008DF4EE2/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1

Angie Barton has been an early childhood educator since 1986 and holds a BS degree in Child Development. Her experience working with children ranges from being a Nanny and Newborn Care Specialist to Teacher, Preschool Director, and Director of Education in the early childhood field. She is the author of five award winning children’s picture books, Angeline Cannot Be Seen, Angeline Paints With Green, Angeline You Must Clean, Angeline Makes The Team, and Hi My Name is Hanna and I’m Adopted. Ms. Barton is also the Founder of Susan’s Shelves, a Literacy Outreach Program that collects and distributes books to children in need in her community. She resides in Fort Worth, Texas with her two adult sons and two dogs.

For more information on this author: http://www.angeline.tateauthor.com

 

Lisa Beere lives in Ottawa, Canada with her spouse and two children. She writes children's stories, song lyrics, poetry, film scripts and short stories. She enjoys writing books for children because she likes to see them connecting to the characters. Often times she will include a small value lesson into her texts.
Mary Jo Beswick was a professional artist for twenty years before turning her talent for creating whimsical paintings into writing and illustrating picture books for children. Her debut book, Lonely Lola Ladybug, won the 2016 Vinnie Ream Award from the National League of American Pen Women. Born and raised in Huntington, Long Island, Mary Jo has lived in seven different states and in the south of France, where she began painting and writing. Today she lives on the Northern Neck of Virginia near the Chesapeake Bay with her husband, Barry and their Goldendoodle, Ozzie.

Rosita Bird: I am married with 2 children. I have used my experience with children, (having worked as a childminder and in a nursery school) plus my own childhood experiences to write educational fun healthy eating books as well as other topics such as autism and mental health. Both of which have been based on my own experience. Emma Tate now has been awarded 5 stars. Also The Elf's Secret.

For more information on this author: http://sites.google.com/site/rositabirdbooks/home

Kathy Brodsky, a psychotherapist, poet and national award-winning author, writes and promotes quality books that are timely, visually exciting, educational and fun!  She has presented her books to young and old alike.  Some comments following presentations and book purchases: ” Thank you for taking the time to put your words into such fun and creative books.  We really appreciate you coming to our school.” “You are a real delight and so uplifting.  I bought 3 of your books and think they are the best purchase I’ve made in a while.  I love how you have life lesson discussions at the end of each book.”

For more information on this author: http://www.kathybrodsky.com

Gavin Buckley is an author/illustrator based in Scotland (UK) with many years of experience producing professional artwork for industry.  Having worked as a senior computer games artist for a number of years, he is now exploring his passion for story-telling and is establishing himself as a promising new talent in the world of children's books.  As a father of a mischievous three year old (do toddlers come in any other variety?), much of his inspiration comes from the musings of his little boy. In fact, the best ideas for stories seem to come when his son shares his thoughts about the world around him over breakfast each morning. Toddlers seem to have a canny knack of reaching top gear all the while everyone else is still struggling to make sure their slippers are on the right feet.

For more information on this author: http://www.gavin-buckley.com/

Sherrill S. Cannon is a former teacher and grandmother of ten, who is also an Award-Winning Author! Her multi-cultural books have received thirty-six 2011-15 National and International awards. Most of her books try to teach something, like good manners and consideration for others. She is also the author of seven internationally performed plays for children.  

For more information on this author: http://sbprabooks.com/sherrillscannon/

Colin the Coastguard’s Children’s Picture Books are fabulously illustrated, seaside adventures, featuring Colin the Coastguard and his faithful Search and Rescue dog Rocky. Colin’s friends include, Slippy the Seagull, Chesil the Helicopter Pilot, Goodwin the Lifeboat Coxswain, Winch the Tugboat Captain, and Mrs Sharma the Vet, who are always ready to help him undertake his Coastguard duties.  Colin and Rocky’s adventures are written collectively by the Kittiwake Productions Limited team, under the name ‘Catherine Shaw’. The bold and vibrant illustrations are the work of Steve Goodwin, Creative Director, at Kittiwake.

Steve, aged 48, currently based in Crowborough, East Sussex, UK, was born in Tunbridge Wells, Kent UK and is an experienced graphic artist, designer and inspirational illustrator.” 

For more information on this author: http://www.colinthecoastguard.com

Tali Carmi.  Tali Carmi spent her childhood in a small town in the desert. She memorized and knew by heart many books that her parents read to her when she was very little. She played with words and rhymes and wrote her first book of songs at the age of ten. After many years of turning to other hobbies and maintaining a successful career, she now writes again for young children. Tali is the CEO and founder of a software company and a business coach focused on the fast growth and success of small businesses. She holds a B.Sc. in Food Science and M.Sc.in Biotechnology, and she is a graduate of a Team Management and Leadership program. Tali Carmi is happily married and a mom of three children.

For more information on this author: www.thekidsbooks.com

Brigid Coleman:  Fall is one of the best times of year. The world transforms into beautiful colors, and the air is fresh and crisp. Fall also means the arrival of Halloween, which is Bridgid’s absolute favorite holiday. Every year, she and her family take a trip to the local pumpkin patch to pick out pumpkins. Buying a pumpkin at a grocery store always seems like cheating. Pumpkin picking to the Coleman family means getting a ride on a tractor wagon, and searching for the perfect pumpkin.  Every night, Bridgid and her daughter, Sawyer, read a book before bed. It’s become a great routine, and one of their favorite things to do. A recent trip to the pumpkin patch inspired Bridgid to write this story.  We’ll see what exciting adventures might inspire the next book.

Joey Dee Light: First and foremost, I'm an award winning author and energy healer, dedicated to assisting people of all ages in awareness, personal growth, and spirituality--through private sessions, group events and the written word. I've successfully helped leaders in business turn their finances around; I've assisted professional women through grueling divorces;  I've helped elite dancers bounce back from career ending injuries and discover themselves anew; I've had the incredible opportunity to spend six years honing my craft as a healer, by working in with cancer patients in a radiation clinic in Bellingham, WA...And much, much more.  The common theme?  I help inspire people to heal and transform themselves by finding their own power.  Most everything I do has been inspired by healing and/or mystical experiences I've had of a higher power.  I also have a deep love for Nature and much of what I write about is strongly influenced by that connection.  In my spare time, I'm also a visual artist, musician, geologist and an avid whitewater kayaker.  I live on transecting ley lines in the evergreen state of Washington, USA, with my twin flame and high school sweetheart.

For more information on this author: http://www.josephdrumheller.com/

Kim Donaldson: Like so many, I grew up highly sensitive not knowing this & taught not to pay attention to any of it. Looking for answers, I studied psychology, NLP then Advanced Hypnosis, Quatum Physics, Universal Life Energy Healing methods, Reiki, Melchezadick, Spiritual Surgery,  herbal medicines, Akashic Record reading.  I became an Adult educator in Positive Parenting. Counseling & coaching as a holistic hairdresser. Always gravitating towards helping people to remember their true self, true nature, their true Magnificence.  To notice Love in each moment is a gift, that swiftly moves you out of lack & rapidly transforms what was into what is . . .   Each book is a beautiful reminder/ experience of a sacred relationship we can each have with ourselves through self love, care & awareness, this then overflows & grows into & through every stream of your life.  Abundantly & Magically, Effortlessly into every relationship with All life in through & around you, when you center in Love.  What sets Kimaya books apart ? A whole multidimensional experience beyond the words.  Support, comfort & inspire you, activate & ignite you, raising your senses, your vibration, your conscious awareness. Unite you with your divine aspects, gently & graciously, transmute & transform. Unconditionally love you!

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Momma Dot.  Momma Dot is a freelance writer born in Michigan. She has since lived in Louisiana and now resides in Washington state with her husband of eight years. In 2006 , Momma Dot first became a parent to a rescue dog named Shep, this was quickly followed by two cats, Kitty and Narky. Two more dogs, Dayna and Brandi joined the family after a couple of years. All equally unique and energetic in their own way, Very recently, Momma Dot became a mom again to twins. These new additions, along with her involvement in Mommy and Me, a literary and play date group, renewed Momma Dots interest in writing children's stories. This stay at home mom started writing at age seven and never looked back. For her first published book, Suzy's Smile, Momma Dot introduces a delightful character names Suzy the Shark. The story was inspired by the writer's experience with braces that she first got at the age of twenty and even wore on her wedding day. Momma Dot's other hobbies include painting, watching movies,cross stitching , and very recently after the birth of her twins, naps.

For more information on this author: http://www.MommaDotBooks.com

Kenny Dowling is a new Childrens Book Author based in Surrey, United Kingdom.  His first book Loulabub Zoolabub was actually written back in 2012 after he finished working at the London Olympic and Paralympic Games.  The story was inspired by a trip to London Zoo with his then 16 month old niece. “I have always been quite creative and love to write, so I put some time into creating the story” Kenny said.
“My wife is a teacher so I asked her for some advice on the characteristics that make up a good childrens book, and set about writting Loulabub Zoolabub”.  After the book was complete Kenny found that childrens books are amongst the most difficult to get published, and after trying many avenues shelved the project for a couple of  years before picking it back up in 2014, deciding to take the self publishing route. The book was finally released in 2015.  Kenny said “The entire process has been very exciting and the team at Spiderwize has been fantastic. I hope the success of this book will lead to a collection of books based on Loulabubs explorations.”
For more information on this author: http://www.loulabub.com

Michelle Eastman began her career as an elementary teacher in the West Des Moines School District. At Iowa Public Television, she wrote educational content for the K-12 Connections Team, serving teachers and students in more than two-hundred Iowa school districts. Her dream to publish children’s picture books began on a “fairy-wing” and a prayer. With the encouragement of friends and family, she is living her dream as a children’s author. When she is not chasing dust bunnies, or our two cats, she likes to cuddle up with a good book and her son. Her and her family live in Waukee, Iowa.  

For more information on this author: http://michelleeastmanbooks.wordpress.com/

Lynn Emslie: Jasper and Milo’s New Home is Lynn Emslie’s first book for children. Lynn’s career has focussed on health care, social care and criminal justice; particularly enabling the reduction of health inequalities for excluded groups. Her love of dogs has always been a large part of her life
Daniel Fettinger was born in Michigan in 1973. He lived there for some number of years until he decided not to live there anymore. Now he lives in San Francisco, a town he finds quite to his liking. After a brief 25 year flirtation with the tech industry, he decided to pursue his first love. She turned him down, so he turned to writing.  These days Daniel writes books for children like his daughter. He hopes that children more and less above average than his own will also enjoy his stories. In his spare time, he is a biped, meeting goer, Jedi Master, omnivore or homework assistant, depending on the audience.
 
Jane Finch: I have been writing since I was sixteen when I was runner-up in a national short story competition, but my first children's book was not published until 1998.  Since then I have written several children's novels and picture books. I love to write stories about animals and the natural world around us.  I also review children's books for Readers Favorite and Best-childrens-books.

Renee Frances, B.S., B.Ed., M.A.
As an English teacher, former psychology professor, business woman, and a mom of two lovely young girls, Renee Frances can appreciate the importance of a good night's sleep!  Her Good Night Fairy book series is designed to give families REAL tools they can use at home to deal with common sleep issues. 

Inspired (read: exhausted) by real-life events, Renee penned the Mom's Choice Award-winning A Visit from the Good Night Fairy with the hopes of helping more little-ones (and their family members) sleep through the night on their own.

The Good Night Fairy Helps Via Change Her Dream was written particularly to help children whose sleep is disturbed by 'bad dreams'. After reading this delightful, educational, feel-good story young readers will learn how to become lucid (aware) in their own dreams -- giving them the special, empowering, experience of actively participating in their dream world!

For more information on this author: http://www.goodnightfairy.ca

Sharon Gibbs lives in Adelaide Australia. Her love for her grandchildren has inspired her latest series of children's books, The Magical Adventures of These Boys Three. When she's not writing you can find her working in the garden, daydreaming of wizards, heroes and other magical things. Sharon loves a good cup of tea and believes anything is possible if you just try.
Anita Kelly Gaunt lives in Hamilton, New Zealand with her husband, stepdaughter and baby son. She is a qualified Early Childhood teacher, now working from home while she juggles motherhood and writing her series.

Brad Gray is an author as well the Teaching Pastor at Central Wesleyan Church in Holland, Michigan. His first children's book, "Sun, Sun," was released on June 22nd and immediately hit the Amazon Best Seller List. What was most thrilling for him was simply providing a fun and enjoyable read for parents and children alike. Brad is also the author of “Make Your Mark,” an adult book on how to live the best life now. Brad and his wife live in West Michigan with their four young kids.

For more information on this author: http://twitter.com/WalkingTheText

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Sally Huss resides in Solana Beach, California and Sally continues to play social and league tennis nearby at the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club. Besides this, Sally indulges herself in her life-long passion of writing and illustrating her own books. Her collection of books now numbers over 80 and many have become top-sellers on Amazon. The majority of her books are for children, while others touch on her expertise as a tennis champion, and still others reveal her positive philosophy of life. Her creations are still "bright and happy, "light and whimsical" after all these years!

For more information on this author: http://www.sallyhuss.com

Travis Jensen: Team Harvest came about the way most great things do: part chance, a lot of hard work, with a dash of good luck. Having a love for that spookiest time of year at the end of October, the Team quickly assembled once an idea was presented.  Travis and Jed have known each other since their days in high school and just happened to end up working together at the University of Nevada, Reno. John hired on to fill an emergency vacancy and in doing so made his office into a museum of spooky illustrations he had previously created.  It was not long for the three of them to realize they shared the same passion for ghosts, pumpkins and bumps in the night. What began as a simple idea of a pumpkin head has blossomed into a magical world filled with all things harvest.  Harvest Jack became a pencil sketch, then a poem, followed by a book.   Very simple until those ideas took root and exploded into many more characters and a place we call Patchville.
Laura Jensen-Kimball is the mother of four children and married to Jeff.  She was inspired to write after her youngest child was diagnosed with a speech delay.  Books were a common tool used in improving his speech.  Laura creates books with a touch of humor she feels both parent and child will enjoy.  Living in Norwalk, Iowa, she is also a Registered Nurse currently pursuing her Masters in Nursing.  This is Laura’s first published book and hopes to publish her other stories soon.

For more information on this author: http://www.wackystackbooks.com/blog/momster/

Melinda Kinsman lives on a small peninsular called The Wirral, in North West England. She loves climbing mountains and rock-climbing (both abroad, and in her local mountains of Snowdonia), and she has always had a soft-spot for cuddly toys!  Melinda originally wrote a book of poems for her niece many years ago, but she never dreamed of trying to publish it, or of trying to illustrate the book herself. The advent of ebooks and handheld tablets now makes self-publishing an exciting possibility for her!

For more information on this author: http://topofthewardrobegang.weebly.com

Angel Krishna is a fun-loving mom, a great friend and wife with a silly side, who believes that imagination is a gift.  She loves when children tell a story,how their eyes widen, their hands move every which way and their voice fills with excitement.  Angel encourages parents to listen to their children and to communicate with an open mind and a full heart.  She reminds herself and those around her to enjoy life, always move forward and be creative.
Jaclyn Kruzie: With a Bachelor's Degree in Health Promotion and Education Jaclyn Kruzie understands the importance of balance in obtaining and maintaining a healthy life. As a mother of 5 she also understands that teaching children healthy habits isn't always easy. Jaclyn has found a way to bring her knowledge and experiences together to create silly stories that entertain and encourage children to form healthy habits. Jaclyn's books focus on all aspects of health including physical, social and emotional well being.
Birgit Kuehn (Waites), M.S. is an internationally renowned Holistic Health Expert, Nutritionist, Master Herbalist, Environmental Health Expert, Life Coach and Author.  She lives in Atlanta, GA and has 2 wonderful children, Chesleigh and Cayden.

Billy Lauko, professional designer and children's book illustrator.  I graduated with a BFA in Visual Arts and New Media from Fredonia State University.    My portfolio is diverse, fleshed out through illustration, animation, character design, graphic design, painting, and sculpture.  Expressive characters in animation and illustration have always been my inspiration, influencing a utilization of color and liveliness as a huge part of my artistic style. 

For more information on this author: http://billylaukoart.weebly.com/

Gayle Lee is a crafter of all things creative! She has owned her own Professional Interior Design company for many years, giving her a lot of exposure to the world of color, design and relationships.  She is now transferring that knowledge to the land of children's picture books. This is where she can use her talent for visual excellence along with her view of life lessons and her ability of find fun in every situation, to create her stories.  She feels strongly about the importance of parents and grandparents taking time to read with their children so that they grow up knowing how wonderful books are and how important they become as they grow and learn. Watching her grandchildren explore and learn about life with their own personalities, gives Gayle great insight and inspiration into life from a toddler's point of view.

For more information on this author: http://www.amazon.com/Katie-Bug-Lady-Snugglebug-imagination-ebook/dp/B01CERY33G/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1460400186&sr=8-1&keywords=gayle+lee

Lily Lexington, the best selling kid's author sold over 100,000 copies of her kid's books in her first 18 months on Amazon.  As a girl Lily often turned to her imagination for fun escaping into a magical world of excitement and adventure.  These days she is a quirky mother of three that is often seen walking around the house singing rhymes to herself.  She loves her 3 children tremendously and her stories were inspired by them.

For more information on this author: http://www.amazon.com/Lily-Lexington/e/B00799CZU8/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1

Dr. Kate Lund is a licensed clinical psychologist who writes and speaks on a variety of topics aimed at empowerment and the development of one’s true potential. Putter and the Red Car is the first in a series of books for young children linking a life-long passion for Airedale terriers with such ideas as adaptation to change, building resilience and the power of possibility. Dr. Kate lives in Washington State with her husband, two boys and lively Airedale.  

For more information about this author: http://www.facebook.com/authorKateLund/

Donna Mae always dreamed of becoming one of the New York City's famous "Rockettes." But, with a height of 5'1" she was out of the running.  She now write's children's books. Marshmallows Galore is her debut book, followed by The Wooly Adventures of Purl. You can find her most days sitting at her computer in her jammies!!

For more information on this author: http://www.donnamaeauthor.com/

Donna M Maguire is the author of the Silly Willy Winston Children’s Book Series. Current published books include: The Wacky World of Silly Willy Winston – An ordinary pet with extraordinary adventures, Silly Willy Winston in the Adventures of Super Snout – Have NO Fear,Silly Willy Winston in the Adventures of Inspector Snout – The case of the missing tadpole and The Adventures of Silly Willy Winston as Explorer Snout in a Tale of Two Deserts. Donna began writing and self-publishing children’s books in March with the first book in the series published on Amazon in July 2015. 
David Marshall lives in Tulsa, Ok with his wife Becky and they have 5 children; Reid Owen, Marissa, Kristen and Rachel. He is an author, illustrator, nutrional wellness educator. David enjoys writing stories that inspire and teach emotional wellness. David believes that when children are emotionally fulfilled, they perform at a higher level.

Kerry McQuaide. I grew up with parents and sisters who believed snuggling and laughing were a part of reading picture books. That probably explains my love and enthusiasm for writing and illustrating stories for kids!  Stories are fun, but it’s more than that…each book a child reads is a doorway into understanding more about herself and more about the world she lives in. I want to create those doorways—to laughter, to learning, to imagined worlds, and most importantly… to connecting with each other. To connect with me and see stories and drawings in progress, plus receive free books and activities visit my website.

For more information on this author: www.kerrymcquaide.com.

Bill McManus lives in upstate NY with his wife Diane and his 3 kids: Ryan, Colin and Shannon. He is the creator of Storytime Pup.  He is also an author, entrepreneur, inventor and actor. He enjoys entertaining and writing books for children because their joy makes him happy.

For more information on this author: http://www.doransdoorwayadventures.com

Janet McNulty began writing short stories at an early age. That passion continued through college until she published her first book: Legends Lost: Amborese under the pen name of Nova Rose. Since then she has gone on to publish a mystery series, children's books, and even a dystopian series.  Ms. McNulty currently lives in West Virginia where she enjoys hiking, being outside, crocheting, or simply sitting around and doing nothing. She continues writing and is busy putting together her next novel.

For more informtion about this author: http://www.mcnultyjanet.com

NGK is the bestselling author of children's picture book Harry the Happy Mouse, the perfect way to teach children about the pay it forward concept, and that being kind to others is great! NGK is currently writing a follow up book. He lives in Gloucestershire, England. 

For more information on this author:http://www.harrythehappymouse.com

Celestial Noot (author of  the"Find The Cutes" series)was born on April 13th, 1993 in Texas, USA. They got married in Utah, USA, in 2013. Together with Vincent, she made up the Cute children, came up with their last name, and encouraged him to go through with it. She often commented on color use, thought of little jokes to put into the drawings, and wrote the story line. “The message of the book series is that the family should be central to our lives,” she says. “I help set goals for Vincent, so he knows when to get the next page done.”

For more information on this author: http://www.findthecutes.com

Vincent Noot (illustrator of the"Find The Cutes" series) was born on April 16th, 1982 in the Netherlands. He has been drawing since he was 4 years of age. He studied Illustration and Graphics at the University of arts St. Lucas in Gent, Belgium. He also completed a study in portrait drawing, cartoon drawing and an airbrush course. He has professional experience in both the Netherlands and several other countries in Europe, Asia. and North America. He has provided courses and evening workshops, events and arts education in schools.   Storytime Pup uses Vincent Not's "Find The Cutes" drawings on our website and in our "Seek and Find" segments on the Storytime Pup Channel.  A big thank you to Vincent Noot for letting us use your great drawings on our channel and website!

For more information on this author: http://www.findthecutes.com

Hagit R & Or Oron are a mother and daughter who love creating together: Hagit is the writer; Or is the illustrator. Hagit R is an award winning blogger and writer. Her short stories were published in Israeli literary magazines and websites. She enjoys writing for young kids and feels very connected to her inner child.  Or is a graphic designer, photographer & illustrator. Her photographs and designs were featured in several exhibitions in Israel. 

For more information on this author: http://www.amazon.com/Elphie-Epic-adventure-Elphies-books-ebook/dp

Charlie Parris is not even French! He's English, but he can do a rather good French accent, any accent really, especially Scottish and Cockney, which he's used to bring literally thousands of picture books to life through his teaching and storytelling over the last 20 years. He learnt to read with Ant & Bee and Dr. Seuss, and has a great passion for children's picture books, and now with the help of illustrators all over the world, is finally able to bring his own stories to print. He is teaching Kinder in Latin America, via Spain and England and hopes you love reading his stories as much as he loves telling them.

Michelle Path is an Australian children’s book author who lives in West Gippsland Victoria. She has published 15 books so far including 4 in her popular, award-winning  Xalien the Purple Alien series with a 5th book due for release later this year.Michelle writes books that are fun for children to read, often using humour as well as incorporating important messages such as caring for animals and the environment. With an enjoyment for creating strange, new worlds and interesting characters, she is also branching out into fantasy stories and fairy tales.Michelle shares her life with her 3 dogs and 6 horses and loves living a quiet, rural lifestyle. She enjoys gardening and loves tending to her veggie patch. She also loves the ocean and spends many days at the beach, as well as going to concerts and the theatre.

Kathy Peach: At a time of life when most people begin to slow down, Kathy Peach decided to head for the Southwest to live near her daughter after being in Tennessee her entire life. She then followed her lifelong dreams of earning a college degree and writing a children’s book. Peach graduated from Arizona State University in December 2014, with a degree in Early Childhood/Early Childhood Special Education and has taught for the Head Start program in Phoenix. In developing The Tiniest Tumbleweed, she incorporated a method of writing children’s literature whereby readers can believe in a life of limitless possibilities, with theories from a psychologist who taught that all people have the capability to achieve. It is this strategic approach to the creation of The Tiniest Tumbleweed that makes Peach’s first book not only a delight but an inspiration.
Barry Prest lives in a small town in mid western Ontario, Canada, with his charming wife, Lucia, and several rescued fur babies. Barry enjoys writing, learning about Internet marketing and personal development. Along with his autobiography, he is currently working on several different stories about Quack."
Estela Raileanu is a Romanian award-winning illustrator. She is having experience in Illustration and 2D Animation.
She graduated College of Fine Arts in 2008, Academy of Fine Arts, department Graphic Art in 2012 and Master in 2D Animation in March 2014. During the time she illustrated over 50 books in different genres and using different techniques. Books that she had illustrated got prizes for best illustrations at International Book Fairs for Children and Youth (Moldexpo, Moldova, XVII and XVIII Edition in 2013 and 2014).
     More information about her works you can find on her or her website: http://estelaraileanu.com/
Chris Stead: Writing has been a part of Chris Stead’s life since he was very young. In fact, he won the “creative writing” award way back in Year 3 at school as a seven-year-old. During his senior school years, Chris wrote constantly, be it stories while he was sitting at his desk in class not concentrating on the teacher, or writing up news reports on all the sports and experiences the kids in his local neighbourhood enjoyed every day. Fast forward a little and Chris’ media career could only be described as diverse. Spanning publications and clients as broad as Maxim Men’s Magazine to the University of NSW to Game Informer Australia and Krash Kids Magazine he has spent 20+ years writing and editing across the Australian media industry. In 2014, Chris launched a new chapter in his writing life. He founded his own company, Old Mate Media, and launched the first of a range of children’s books in The Wild Imagination of Willy Nilly series. Chris’s vision for the company is that other aspiring writers who would like to create their own digital publications – no matter what the topic – will enlist Old Mate Media to help them turn their dream into a reality. You can find out more about Chris and Old Mate Media at www.oldmatemedia.com  
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Patti Tingen is an award-winning inspirational author and speaker, bringing the message that we all have value and purpose. She is excited that her first illustrated children's book, A Cat Named Mouse, has also won its first award. Patti's hope is that her words of personal experience, humor and testimony will continue to bless and inspire others. Patti lives in beautiful Lancaster County, Pennsylvania with her husband Doug and their cat Braveheart.
Barry Prest lives in a small town in mid western Ontario, Canada, with his charming wife, Lucia, and several rescued fur babies. Barry enjoys writing, learning about Internet marketing and personal development. Along with his autobiography, he is currently working on several different stories about Quack."

 Sandi White: Born in Buffalo, NY, I am the younger of two children. My family moved to Florida when I was 4, which is where I spent the rest of my childhood. After graduating from high school, I earned an Associate of Arts degree from Hillsborough Community College. I also took art classes at Mission College in San Jose, California, and attended Grand Valley State University for a year, studying to be a physical therapist. After my daughter was born in 1994, I quit school and started my own transcription company, which allowed me to be a stay-at-home mom while still making a living.

     I’ve always enjoyed making rhymes for things, whether it’s just making up silly lyrics to a favorite song on the radio, or making up phrases that just fit the moment. When my children were young, I didn’t want to do the typical plastic egg hunt for them, which ended with a basket full of sugar-laden candy. So I started doing a “treasure hunt” of sorts, where the kids would have to decipher rhyming clues to find the next egg. A trail of clues led them to the “prize” at the end, anything from a large stuffed animal or a toy of some kind. I finally put a set of those rhymes to good use and wrote my first children’s book, The Egg Hunt.

     Living in the woods in West Michigan, I got to see a lot of wildlife right in my backyard, so I wrote my second book, Treasures In The Woods, which includes beautiful photographs along with fun rhymes that teach kids about nature. I am planning to do a series of “Treasures” books about different locations. 

For more information on this author: http://www.SandiWhite.com

Janet Young is a mother and grandmother that thinks the love of books and a healthy imagination are among the best gifts a parent can give to a child.  Janet loves to write, garden, raise monarch butterflies, camp in the wilderness and hike with her husband and their dog, Bucky. Bucky has a dual role as family pet and the President of Pine Lane Publishing!

For more information on this author: jcy.me

Stan Yan is a Denver-based writer/illustrator, caricature artist and instructor. Growing up in Denver, Yan, a self-taught artist, went to school at the University of Colorado in Boulder where he got his bachelor’s degree in accounting, where Yan’s life took the tragic turn into sales for the securities industry, where he wallowed in ethical poverty on-and-off for thirteen years. Yan takes his frustrations out by penning graphic novels such as The Wang. In 2005, Yan has gave up on financial security and become a full-time freelance cartoonist, illustrating SubCulture for Ape Entertaiment and Action Lab Danger Zone, creating comic strips for the financial and sales industry, drawing zombie caricatures, and picking up odd illustration and teaching jobs when folks are feeling agonizing pity for him. Stan teaches Summer camps, after school programs, workshops, and helped to develop a degree program in graphic storytelling as an adjunct faculty member at the Community College of Aurora.

 Michael Yu (Fatmoon Books) Our goal is to provide quality children picture books for people of all ages to enjoy. We sincerely believe that sharing a book with a young child will not only spark their imagination, but also open gateways to worlds of adventure.

For more information on this authorhttp://www.amazon.com/Michael-Yu/e/B007W19SZS/

Rachael Yu (Fatmoon Books) Our goal is to provide quality children picture books for people of all ages to enjoy. We sincerely believe that sharing a book with a young child will not only spark their imagination, but also open gateways to worlds of adventure.

For more information on this authorhttp://www.amazon.com/Rachel-Yu/e/B0047O6H34/


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