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Bernadette Martonick--I wrote and copy edited for The Gonzaga Bulletin, my university newspaper, for two years and had a poem published in the university literary magazine. I have also written for my local newspaper. I have a degree in English Literature, and I have attended two writing workshops at the University of Iowa. I am currently working with my editor on my first young reader’s chapter book.

Carol Brooke--Carol Brooke is the author and illustrator of Bumble Bear:  Daniel Bear Learns a Lesson.  In addition to writing and illustrating, she has experience teaching and counseling.  Carol and her family treasure living in the midst of art, music and nature in Portland, Oregon.
Cynthia Reeg-- Cynthia began writing stories and poems in elementary school. She won a few local prizes that were published in local newspapers. She enjoyed the acclaim, but mostly wrote because she enjoyed writing so much—taking a blank page and making it come to life with characters. In high school, college, and beyond, she continued taking classes to improve her writing skills. After years working as a librarian, she decided she wanted to write full time. Now she has three books of her own out:
Visit her on the web at to learn more about her.
Writing stories and poems for children is what I like doing all day, if I could. My four children give me lots of inspiration and valuable insight for my stories. Along with teaching Sunday School and a children's Wednesday Club, I also drive a school bus. My childhood memories of my mischevious brothers and adorable little sister also help give me ideas. After completing a children's writing course in 2004 I was hooked on writing for children. I am now working on a second writing course.

Emilie Bishop-I hold a bachelor's degree in creative writing from Purdue University and a master's degree from Seton Hill University's Writing Popular Fiction program, where I specialized in writing for children and young adults.  My first short story, "Amy's Outside Toy," will be published in Stories for Children in July.

Jennifer Jesseph - I am a teacher and writer and have been writing for over 20 years.  Some of my credits include publishing poems in Stories for Children, Wee Ones, Dragonfly Spirit, Your Big Back Yard, Highlights, and Ladybug.  I have poems forthcoming in Spider and Whittle Tykes.
Lou DiGuiseppe-- Lou DiGuiseppe is a member of SCBWI and a student at the Institute of Children ’s Literature. One of  his stories won honorable mention in the 74th Annual Writer’s Digest competition, placing 33 out of 18,000 entries.
Marjorie Flathers--  I have been a free-lance writer for over 25 years (as well as a life-long Catholic.)  My work has appeared in print over 300 times, in numerous publications, including St. Anthony Messenger, Liguorian, Our Family, and Guideposts for Kids, among many others.  From 2000 to 2007, I was a regular contributor to the Kids’ Reading Room page of the Los Angeles Times (until that page was cancelled.) To learn more about her, visit her blog.
SARVINDER NABERHAUS--I am pursuing a Master’s in Curriculum and Instructional Technology.  I have a degree in Elementary Education, and taught for thirteen years.  I enjoy writing, having had articles accepted by Lyrical Iowa, The Blue Review, The Boone News Republican, and Highlights For Children.  I am part way through my course at Institute Of Children’s Literature, and am a network chair for SCBWI.  I am also active in my church and my faith, am a mother of three, with a border collie, all of which give me plenty to write about. 
Suzie Jean Maskin- Visit her website for more fun and stories.
Tanja Cilia --lives in Malta, Europe. She is a newspaper columnist, journalist, and featured writer.  She also formulates puzzles and writes poetry. Tanja has always been fascinated by the aura of words, and has been writing for Allied Newspapers (Malta) since she was 14 years old. Visit her column to see more of her work.


Candace J Hardy-Candace Hardy is a freelance illustrator from Northwest Ohio, She's an active member of The Society of BookWriters and Illustrators as well as the local NOSCBWI and has enjoyed illustrating for numerous online venues to include WEE ONES online, WRITER’S EXCHANGE E-PUBLICATION, and STORIES FOR CHILDREN. 

She also has a CAFE PRESS STORE featuring wildlife and exotic pets memorial cards as well as other items for Exotics Veterinarians.

She is currently building a portfolio of paintings of vintage homes and hopes to begin accepting commissions in this venue in the future.

Please visit her Portfolio and Website 


Carol Brooke-Carol Brooke is the author and illustrator of Bumble Bear:  Daniel Bear Learns a Lesson.  In addition to writing and illustrating, she has experience teaching and counseling.  Carol and her family treasure living in the midst of art, music and nature in Portland, Oregon.


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Heidi Pedretti-- Heidi J. Pedretti is a children's illustrator from Elkader, Iowa.  She has had an interest in illustration since she was a child. website   



Rosemarie Gillen -- Rosemarie Gillen is a children Illustrator who resides in the country side of West Virginia with her husband, son and their collie Riley. She has illustrated for Stories for Children and Whittle Tykes children Magazines and Living Waters Publishers. And has recently released her first  e-book picture book, "Sometimes I Am." Visit her website at



Samantha Bell--I am a freelance children's writer/illustrator living in the upstate of South Carolina with my husband, four children, and lots of chickens. My illustrations have been published in Wee Ones Children's Magazine, SCBWI Bulletin, and Parents for Parents Magazine.  More of my work can be seen on my website and  my Art Made Easy website.

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