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
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 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 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 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.
Trista Lawrence is from Fort Walton Beach, Florida and currently resides in a small town near Huntsville, Alabama with her husband and children. She prides herself on being a wife, mother, and entrepreneur. When she’s not writing, she’s enjoying time with her family, friends, and doing what she loves to do most, her passion, photography. She’s always looking for ways to help others and to put a smile on their face.
Alex Moore is a graduate of Lindenwood University. She holds an MFA in writing. She teaches English with Columbia College as an adjunct professor. She has two dogs, a cat, a beautiful daughter and loving husband all of which steal her space on the bed. She hopes to continue writing and teaching children about the strengths of blindness, not its weaknesses.
Emma Grey is an Illustrator from Scotland who enjoys writing in her spare time. Artist first and foremost, she uses her visual imagination to guide her stories in a direction where the Illustrations will look the most appealing- being able to see the pages before they are drawn. She has gained her Diploma in Animation and now has decided to steer her career in the direction of Children’s books. With no children of her own and a love for Animals, Emma enjoys reading stories to her four legged friends instead. A fresh outlook on the industry and new ideas for the next generation, Emma would love nothing more than seeing her stories bring laughter and happiness to a classroom.
Marie Agerton, a mother of two, is a proud resident of Augusta, GA. When she’s not day dreaming about laying on the beach, she is writing. She’s a children book writer, a contributor to Highlights magazine, a blogger and an aspiring novelist.
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Bernadette Kloth, aka Smiley Kloth
Bernadette Kloth, aka, SMILEY KLOTH, is a native Floridian, who was born in West Palm Beach, but now resides on the west coast of Florida. She loves writing poetry and short stories but publishing a children’s book has always been on her bucket list. She has been blessed with 4 grown children, 4 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. She is very enthusiastic about gardening, nature, and wildlife.