Camilla Chester
Camilla writes for 8-12s. She has always written but after moving to Hertfordshire with her family in 2010 she enrolled onto an OU Creative Writing Course (receiving a distinction), joined several writing groups and then discovered the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators before publishing her debut, Jarred Dreams in 2016. Camilla’s second book, EATS is due out in May 2017. Jarred Dreams is in the running for The People’s Book Prize. Here is the link to find out more and to vote: http://www.peoplesbookprize.com/book.php?id=1510
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Becky Villareal
I do a variety of charity work dealing with my books. For the past year, I have donated Gianna the Great and Halito Gianna: The Journey Continues to over fifty genealogical organizations to help them encourage young people to get involved in genealogy. For the past two years, I have donated books to Picture Books Pass It On that use them for working with parents who are incarcerated to read to their children on visiting day. I have also worked with multiple elementary campuses here in Garland, Texas to encourage new and developing writers. However, I think the most important thing I have done is to support and encourage new and struggling writers.
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Suzy Davies
Suzy Davies, Children’s Author, Biography. Suzy Davies was born in Reading, Berkshire, England. She is an Anglo American writer who lives in Florida. She is passionate about writing children's fiction books, to inspire, entertain, and educate children in a way that is imaginative, creative, and makes learning fun.Her brand new creation, “Snugs The Snow Bear,” is just released, and has attracted the admiration of world-famous World Animator, Sheila Graber, known for her animation of the original “Paddington” by Michael Bond, and her animation of Rudyard Kipling’s “Just So Stories.” Sheila Graber approached Suzy and read her book, and admired the activities of her characters. Graber and Davies may work together in the future!Suzy has enjoyed a career of over ten years in teaching English, Literacy and English to Speakers of Other Languages, in schools, colleges and factories in England, The Czech Republic and South Korea.She is a Sociology graduate of The University of Leicester, and an English Literature postgraduate of The University of Sussex in Falmer, Brighton. She is also a certified Life Coach. A passionate educationist, she draws on her knowledge of how children learn, to engage children, and encourage them. Suzy’s “Snugs Series” teaches kids about friendship, loyalty and belonging, as well as informing them about nature, wildlife, and green issues.Suzy draws on her varied career, including her time spent as cabin crew for an airline, to create colorful characters and compelling story lines for her books.When Suzy is not writing, she likes to commune with nature, go to music gigs or relax at home, reading a book or cooking.
Karen Cioffi
Karen Cioffi is an award-winning author, children's ghostwriter, and online platform instructor. If you need help with a writing project or your author/writer platform, visit http://karencioffiwritingforchildren.com Be sure to check out the Blog and DIY Page.
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Ashley Kendall
Ashley Kendall is a young woman living in Kansas who likes to write in her spare time. She has a large family of five, four boys and a girl. She wrote the poem for her oldest son Reese Michael on his twelfth birthday.
Rebecca Morgan
Rebecca Morgan is the author and creator of a new character brand about to launch called Marjorie Sue, along with a whole cast of characters. She resides just outside of New York City with her two dogs, Violet & Lily. Rebecca loves to travel, speaking to the youth, and empowering young entrepreneurs, with useful insights and mentoring tools to bring visions to life. If you would like to book an event with Rebecca you can go to her contact page on her web site
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Aviva Gittle
Aviva Gittle Other Aviva’s Advice articles: Is Your Book Global? How Do You Market Your Books? Aviva Gittle Publishing offers great stories for children in English and Spanish, including the Kitten and Friends / Gatito y amigos series. Aviva’s website, www.GoToGittle.com shares the stories of authors, illustrators and others who create books and creative media for children. Aviva also hosts The Gittle List book competition exclusively for indie authors of children's picture books.
Maureen Vincent-Northam
Maureen Vincent-Northam has been published in newspapers, international magazines and on the Web, contributing regularly to markets aimed at writers. She is the author of Trace your Roots (Crooked Cat Books) and co-authored The Writer’s ABC Checklist (Accent Press). A past winner of The Writers’ Advice Centre for Children’s Books Competition, her short stories and poetry have appeared in a number of anthologies. Maureen is an editor with Crooked Cat Books, has judged online writing contests, and tutored writing workshops.
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