Mandy Leigh

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Mandy Leigh is a mom of four and a jack of all trades.  She is a writer by passion and a woman with a vision.  Her friends and family think she’s a professional juggler, just ask anyone who knows her.  She prides herself on speaking fluently in the native language of her heartbeats…Kiddism.  She loves doing crafts with her kiddos and spending time with family.  One of her favorite crafts to do is painting rocks.  Her granddaddy taught her about “pet” rocks.  She was cool before it was cool.  Mandy Leigh’s lucky number is seven.  She doesn’t have a favorite color.  She loves too many to have a favorite.  Toss those crayons up in the air. Grab one or seven and draw a beautiful picture of the first thing that comes to mind.  There’s no limit to creativity.                                                                           

Alexandra Grace and Brynlea Hope

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Alexandra Grace is eleven years old.  She was born and raised in Madison, AL. She goes by the nickname Lulee given to her when she was a baby.  She enjoys reading all types of books including books about random facts. She loves to play with her bearded dragon Mimmo, who enjoys being sung to as he eats his kale. She is a fashionista with her own sense of style.

 Brynlea Hope is 7 years old. She was born and raised in Madison, AL.  She goes by her nickname Bryn or just Brynlea.  She enjoys cuddling with our fifteen year old cat Lizzie.  She has a huge, caring heart and loves to help others. She loves to sing and dance.

 Lulee and Bryn have an older sister they adore named Sadie who is married to James. They have an older brother Tyler who they love to ride bikes with, build forts with, indoor snowball fights and all sorts of fun stuff.

 They both enjoy hanging out with family and friends, doing arts and crafts, and spa time that includes facials and nail art.  They look forward to relaxing before bed by snuggling up on the couch and doing nightly devotionals with the family and getting a special bedtime song sang to them.

Tracy Kushwaha


Tracy Kushwaha has been writing stories since she was a child.  Writing for children has been her lifelong dream.  She feels blessed to be able to inspire a new generation of young readers. She enjoys the way a good book carries its reader on an adventure.  This sense of adventure is evident in her first series, Harriet the Brave.  Tracy enjoys small town life, in the Midwest, with her husband and daughter.

Lois Lunsford

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Lois Lunsford is a retired pre-K & K teacher. Gleaning tid-bits of information from teachers and kids alike she walked away with a wealth of knowledge that she applies in her books. The best part about being a teacher was the time spent with the children; learning, playing, reading, talking and mostly laughing. Lois lives in the country, in Galt, California on 5 acres with her husband, Joe, 3 cute doggies, and 2 funny chickens. They enjoy their adult daughter, Annsley, aka Angela.


Lindsay DeRollo


Lindsay DeRollo is a new picture book author and illustrator who has written two stories centered around ballet and the beauty of the performing arts. She enjoyed taking ballet classes for a few years as a young adult, and still loves to watch dance performances. She attended Onondaga Community College and Syracuse University, specializing in fine arts, creative writing and psychology. She has always loved to read books of all kinds. She currently resides in Central New York.