JULIE HEDLUND

JULIE HEDLUND

Hi everyone! I’m children’s author Julie Hedlund, founder of the 12 x 12 Picture Book Writing Challenge, also known as the “fearless leader.” Why did I start this challenge? I…

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KELLI PANIQUE

KELLI PANIQUE

Kelli Panique – Kelli Panique is our 12 x 12 Community Wizard. With a flash of her wand, she is here to help & answer your questions about using your…

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CAROL MUNRO

CAROL MUNRO

Carol Munro – I'm a freelance writer with a marketing/advertising background, focusing now on picture books because...well...c'mon! What's more challenging or rewarding?  

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ELAINE KIELY KEARNS

ELAINE KIELY KEARNS

Elaine Kiely Kearns is a picture book and middle grade writer. Armed with a master's degree in Education, she spends her time perusing the internet for golden nuggets of information…

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REBECCA FYFE

REBECCA FYFE

Rebecca Fyfe is a wife and a mother of seven, an American living in England, a health and fitness advocate, a blogger, an author and indie publisher. www.chapterbookchallenge.com  

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RENEE LaTULIPPE

RENEE LaTULIPPE

Writer and editor Renée M. LaTulippe has co-authored nine early readers and a collection of poetry, has poems in several anthologies, and developed and teaches the online course The Lyrical…

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STACY S JENSEN

STACY S JENSEN

Stacy S. Jensen writes picture books and memoir. She designs websites, eats chocolate and enjoys reading a good. She volunteers in the writing community, church and in her neighborhood.  

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SYLVIA LIU

SYLVIA LIU

Sylvia Liu is an author-illustrator inspired by aliens, bunnies, kraken, and more. I won the 2013 Lee & Low New Voices Award with my July 2013 12x12 manuscript.  

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KIRSTI CALL

KIRSTI CALL

Kirsti Call is a homeschooling mom of five.  Her debut picture book, The Raindrop Who Couldn't Fall, came out December 2013.  Her family band, Calling Out, plays songs written by…

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MICHELLE CUSOLITO

MICHELLE CUSOLITO

Michelle Cusolito is a former naturalist, teacher, and curriculum developer. She grew up in Southeastern Massachusetts and has lived in Cebu, Philippines and Dublin, Ireland.  She has also camel trekked…

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TERESA ROBESON

TERESA ROBESON

Teresa Robeson writes nonfiction to science fiction for all ages surrounded by her family and chickens. She was Jane Yolen's nonfiction mentee in the 2017 WNDB Mentorship program, and is…

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RYAN ROBERTS

RYAN ROBERTS

Ryan Roberts is a picture book writer and self-proclaimed “picture book geek".  She is also a veterinarian, who originally majored in English/Creative Writing.  She is especially drawn to humorous books…

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KIRSTEN LARSON

KIRSTEN LARSON

Kirsten W. Larson first joined 12 x 12 in 2012, and her debut picture book biography, WOOD, WIRE, WINGS (Calkins Creek, 2020), was her March 2014 manuscript. She’s also sold…

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MARIE MANLEY TUCKER

MARIE MANLEY TUCKER

Marie Manley Tucker is an artist, graphic designer, illustrator/author and mom. During school, she would flip her papers over and draw flowers instead of doing the work. She will read…

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CARRIE FINISON

CARRIE FINISON

Carrie Finison has been a member of 12x12 from the start. Her poems and stories have appeared in Babybug, Ladybug, High Five, and Highlights magazines, and her rhyming manuscripts have…

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JO HART

JO HART

Jo Hart, a mum of four and former teacher with a major in Writing, lives in rural Australia and has been a member of 12x12 since its first year. She…

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JAMIE LB DEENIHAN

JAMIE LB DEENIHAN

Jamie LB Deenihan was a first grade teacher and certified reading specialist for over a decade. After her husband was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2015, she took time…

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