BiblioKid Publishing Authors
Author Rinda Beach
Rinda Beach is the BiblioKid author of ZOE’S SCAVENGER HUNT FUN. As a former second-grade teacher, she read and told stories every day to kids. Today, Rinda still substitutes to stay connected to the kids she wants to write for.
Rinda is also the author of NEIL ARMSTRONG’S WIND TUNNEL DREAM and LAKE FUN FOR YOU AND ME with Beach Girl Press. She learned to edit thanks to SCBWI classes and critique partners. Visit her blog and book review at www.rindabeach.com
Author Hannah Cohen
Hannah Cohen is the BiblioKid author of EZRA’S INVISIBLE BACKPACK. Hannah is an actor and creator based in New York City. She has worked with children her entire life, helping them learn and grow through various artforms. After struggling for years with mental health, and losing her cousin to depression, she was inspired to share this story in hopes of helping children develop positive mental health.
Author Lilly De La Cruz
Lilly De La Cruz is the BiblioKid author of MAX MEETS MEXICO. Lilly loves to write about everything, it’s how she connects with the world. When she isn’t writing, she’s spending time with her family or daydreaming about things to create. She’s on a mission to bring stories about diverse families, drawn from her own experience, to the world.
Author Anita Holmes
Anita Holmes is the BiblioKid author of SAFE! IN OUTERSPACE. Anita resides in Iowa with her husband and three kids. She spends her time helping in her kid’s school as a reading tutor and PTA member. She enjoys reading, crocheting, and spending time with her family. This is her debut picture book.
Author Brandon Holmes
Brandon Holmes is the BiblioKid author of SAFE! IN OUTERSPACE. Brandon is 9 years old and in 4th grade. He loves to play sports and video games with his friends and family. His favorite subjects in school are math and sciences. He has a great imagination and has been making up stories for years. This is his debut picture book.
Author Katie Purcell
Katie Purcell is the BiblioKid author of MOLLY’S BIG SCORE. Katie has worked with children with special needs for over 15 years and has been a pediatric physical therapist for over 10 years. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree. She is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist and loves working with children. Writing a children’s book has been a dream of Katie’s for many years.
Katie resides in Des Moines, Iowa, with her husband and two children. She enjoys gardening, traveling, and spending time with her family.
Author Dina Rock
Dina Rock is the BiblioKid author of EZRA’S INVISIBLE BACKPACK. Dina, an elementary school educator for the past 32 years, has been sharing her love of literature with students throughout her career.
Dina believes the message of a story can empower someone to believe in themselves and speak their truths Experience in the classroom, working with children of all ages, coupled with the loss of her nephew to depression, inspired Dina to write a story that fosters positive mental health.
Author Brooke Van Sickle
Brooke Van Sickle is the BiblioKid author of PIRATES STUCK AT “C”, HUMANS IN-TRAINING, & THIS IS MY CASTLE.
Brooke Van Sickle is an award-winning author of 3 picture books. She’s also the ARA for the Iowa SCBWI region and a member of IBPA, MiPA, & IPG.
When not writing her own books, Brooke teaches other aspiring writers how to write and publish kids’ books at www.journeytokidlit.com. Learn more about her on her website www.brookevansickle.com and connect with her on social @authorbrookevs.
BiblioKid Publishing Illustrators
Illustrator Gabriela Dieppa
Gabriela Dieppa is the BiblioKid illustrator of PIRATES STUCK AT “C” & THIS IS MY CASTLE. Gabriela Dieppa lives in Argentina. She works in graphic design but is now fulfilling her dream to become an editorial illustrator. Gaby likes to think of herself as a pirate always looking for a treasure called knowledge! You can learn more about her at GabyDieppa.com.
Illustrator Elizabeth Savanella
Elizabeth Savanella is the BiblioKid illustrator of HUMANS IN-TRAINING. Elizabeth is an illustrator based in the Hudson Valley region just north of New York City. She can be found sipping coffee while drawing at the local dog park as she aspires to fulfill her dream of petting all the dogs. Visit her website ESprints.com to learn more.