KARLA VALENTI

KARLA VALENTI

Karla Valenti is a writer of children's picture books and middle grade novels. She is represented by Essie White at Storm Literary Agency. Her new book, Marie Curie and the Power of…

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ANDREA J. LONEY

ANDREA J. LONEY

Andrea J. Loney received the 2014 Lee & Low New Voices Award for her picture book biography TAKE A PICTURE OF ME, JAMES VAN DERZEE!, a Junior Library Guild Fall…

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LEANNE SHIRTLIFFE

LEANNE SHIRTLIFFE

Leanne Shirtliffe, an active member of 12x12, is the author of several picture books, including THE CHANGE YOUR NAME STORE, I LOVE SHARKS TOO, and the upcoming SLOTH TO THE…

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LYNNE MARIE

LYNNE MARIE

Lynne Marie is the author of Hedgehog Goes to Kindergarten - illustrated by Anne Kennedy (Scholastic, 2011), Hedgehog's 100th Day of School – illustrated by Lorna Hussey (Scholastic, January 2017), The Star of the…

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SOPHIA GHOLZ

SOPHIA GHOLZ

As the owner and operator of RateYourStory.org, Sophia has critiqued a wide array of projects across genres. Many of these projects have gone on to become agented and/or contracted over the years.…

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HANNAH HOLT

HANNAH HOLT

Hannah Holt has been an active member of 12x12 for seven years. Her debut picture book Diamond Man is forthcoming from Balzer+ Bray. She’s represented by Laura Biagi of the…

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ALAYNE KAY CHRISTIAN

ALAYNE KAY CHRISTIAN

Alayne Kay Christian is an award-winning children’s book author, a certified life coach and a blogger. Her independently published picture book, “Butterfly Kisses for Grandma and Grandpa,”Blue Whale Press, LLC,…

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CARTER HIGGINS

CARTER HIGGINS

Carter Higgins is an author, a K-6 librarian, a former-ish graphic designer, an SCBWI member, and a huge fan of words and pictures. She's traveled a storyteller’s career path, from librarian…

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MIRANDA PAUL

MIRANDA PAUL

Miranda Paul is a award-winning children’s author of One Plastic Bag and Water is Water, both named Junior Library Guild selections. Her titles have received starred reviews from School Library…

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PENNY PARKER KLOSTERMANN

PENNY PARKER KLOSTERMANN

Penny Parker Klostermann is the author of THERE WAS AN OLD DRAGON WHO SWALLOWED A KNIGHT. She loves all kinds of books, but especially loves very silly picture books that…

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JODI MOORE

JODI MOORE

Jodi Moore is author of the award winning WHEN A DRAGON MOVES IN (Flashlight Press) and GOOD NEWS NELSON(Story Pie Press).  She writes picture books and young adult novels, hoping…

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JULIE ROWAN ZOCH

JULIE ROWAN ZOCH

Julie Rowan-Zoch - Originally from LI, NY, but now in Colorado, I studied Design at FIT/NYC, and in Germany. I am an original 12xer, and recently illustrated 3 board books…

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CARRIE CHARLEY BROWN

CARRIE CHARLEY BROWN

Carrie Charley Brown is the founder and co-coordinator of ReFoReMo. She eats, sleeps, and breathes picture books as a writer, professional critique mentor, and first grade teacher. Carrie contributed as a 2014/2015 CYBILS fiction…

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