MELISSA KOOSMANN

MELISSA KOOSMANN

Melissa Koosmann writes picture books, poetry, nonfiction, novels, and never-ending to-do lists. She works part time as a freelance education…

HANNAH BARNABY

HANNAH BARNABY

Hannah Barnaby worked as a children's book editor, independent bookseller, and book reviewer before becoming the first children's writer-in-residence at…

REBEKAH LOWELL

REBEKAH LOWELL

Rebekah Lowell is an author/illustrator with a curiosity for the natural world. Growing up in a house built by her…

KATRINA MOORE

KATRINA MOORE

Katrina Moore writes and teaches in New Jersey.  Earning her M.A. in elementary education, she's been a teacher for almost…

KATELYN ARONSON

KATELYN ARONSON

Katelyn Aronson joined 12x12 in 2016, and considers it the best move she ever made for her writing career. She…

LEANNE SHIRTLIFFE

LEANNE SHIRTLIFFE

Leanne Shirtliffe was already a published picture book author when she joined 12 x 12 in 2015. Searching for a…

JAMIE L.B. DEENIHAN

JAMIE L.B. DEENIHAN

Jamie L.B. Deenihan was a first grade teacher and certified reading specialist for over a decade. After her husband was…

JO HART

JO HART

Jo Hart, a mum of four and former teacher with a major in Writing, lives in rural Australia and has…

CARRIE FINISON

CARRIE FINISON

Carrie Finison has been a member of 12x12 from the start. Her poems and stories have appeared in Babybug, Ladybug,…

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…

KIRSTEN LARSON

KIRSTEN LARSON

Kirsten W. Larson first joined 12 x 12 in 2012, and her debut picture book biography, WOOD, WIRE, WINGS (Calkins…

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…