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 Katie Storey
Katie Storey is the BiblioKid author of SOPHIE STANDS OUT. Katie is a blogger and podcaster, who has recently published Reading Tips for Parents on Amazon as an eBook.
She loves writing and has been blogging for a year. Katie graduated from BYU with her B.S. in Elementary Education and taught school for five years, and has been working from home in sunny Arizona, tutoring and writing, and spending time with her two children. They all love swimming and water parks and spending time outdoors.
Author Candace Valek
Candace is the Bibliokid Author of LOGAN & LILLY AND THE LOST TREASURE. She has always had a passion for writing children’s fiction. As a former Daycare Director, Kindergarten teacher, and mother, Candace has told children stories daily. She loves to get in front of children and read or make up creative stories on the spot using children’s direction on what the character will do or where the character will go. She has a bachelor’s degree in marketing and has an extensive background in photography; however, writing continues to be her passion.
When not writing, she is spending time with her family. She is married to a wonderful supportive husband and has seven funny, unique, talented children who keep her on her feet and busy. Her other passions include photography, crafts, sewing, and reading, of course. A little fun fact is Logan & Lilly is based on her real son Logan and his best friend Lilly (his doll).
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 Maggie Glisan
Maggie Glisan is the BiblioKid illustrator of MOLLY’S BIG SCORE. Maggie is a freelance illustrator, editor, designer, and owner of Oh Hey Magpie, LLC.
After graduating with a journalism degree from the University of Missouri in 2007, Maggie spent nearly 13 years at Better Homes & Gardens magazine as a graphic designer, art director, and eventually food editor. In 2020, Maggie left her full-time career in magazine publishing to freelance for a variety of food publications and expand her small illustration business, Oh Hey Magpie, finally pursuing a lifelong passion for whimsical art and entertaining inspiration. Maggie lives in Des Moines, Iowa with her husband Justin and rescue pup George.
Illustrator Antonio Pahetti
Antonio Pahetti is the BiblioKid illustrator of SAFE! IN OUTERSPACE. Antonio is an illustrator from Ukraine. He started drawing at an early age and studied art at the School of Fine Arts. After high school, he continued his education at the Art Academy. Now, Antonio works as an independent artist with authors from all around the world. Books with his illustrations have been published in the USA, UK, Australia, Europe, and Asia.
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.