Children's book authors Valerie Bolling, Lisa Rogers, Janae Marks & illustrator Jeanette Bradley will join An Unlikely Story in a virtual Kid Lit panel where they will share their path to publication, how to get an agent, and anti-racism and diversity in children's literature. Discover the road to publishing success and more in this Kid Lit panel, perfect for writers, readers and students!
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ABOUT THE PANELISTS:
Valerie Bolling is a graduate of Tufts University and Columbia University, Teachers College. She has been an educator for 27 years and a writer since age 4. She and her husband live in Connecticut and enjoy traveling, hiking, reading, going to the theater... and dancing. Let's Dance! is her debut picture book. Learn more about Valerie at valeriebolling.com.
Lisa Rogers is an elementary school librarian and former reporter and editor. She holds degrees from The College of William and Mary, Boston College, and Southern Connecticut State University. She is the author of 16 Words: William Carlos Williams and the Red Wheelbarrow, and received the PEN New England Susan P. Bloom Discovery Award. A native of the New Jersey shore, she lives in Massachusetts with her family and hound dog. Learn more about Lisa at lisarogerswrites.com.
Janae Marks graduated from the New School with an MFA in writing for children. When she isn’t writing fiction, she’s spending time with her husband and daughter at home in Connecticut. From the Desk of Zoe Washington is her debut novel. Visit Janae online at www.janaemarks.com/.
Jeanette Bradley has been an urban planner, an apprentice pastry chef, and the artist-in-residence for a traveling art museum on a train. She is the author and illustrator of Love, Mama. Jeanette lives in Rhode Island with her wife and kids. www.jeanettebradley.com
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