Please forward this error screen to 206. In truth, I not professional writing coach coach children’s book writers, helping them to discover and tell their good stories well.
I also cheer them on ’til they cross the finish line. What qualifies me to coach children’s book writers? Simply put, I am well acquainted with both writing children’s books and today’s world of children’s book publishing. My award-winning children’s titles include pictures books and middle grade fiction. University of Chicago’s Writer’s Studio, the Newberry Library and Ragdale, an artist’s residency program in Lake Forest, Illinois. I began my career teaching fifth grade.
Once a teacher, always a teacher. I also work with members of the children’s book community to advocate children’s books and their creators. I recently concluded my ten-year service on the Board of Advisors of The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, an international organization that numbers 22,0000 members. My seventeen-year service as the 900-member Illinois Chapter’s Regional Advisor earned me the title Regional Advisor Emeritus.