Sophia Gholz is a children's book author, the managing owner of RateYourStory.org, and a board director at KidLiteracy, Inc., a nonprofit organization focused on early literacy initiatives. As an author, Sophia enjoys writing nonfiction and fiction picture books, early chapter books, and middle-grade fiction. As an editor, Sophia has critiqued across genres from board books to adult fiction. Sophia is an active member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and a two-time Florida SCBWI Rising Kite Award winner. In addition, she has worked as a professional copywriter and, in the past, written and edited for television. Sophia's debut picture book, The Boy Who Grew a Forest: The True Story of Jadav Payeng, has received starred reviews and been featured on television and with the New York Botanical Garden’s Mertz Library. For more, visit: www.sophiagholz.com.