Sophia Gholz

Owner & Administrator

Sophia Gholz is a children's book author, the managing owner of, 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. Sophia's debut picture book, The Boy Who Grew a Forest: The True Story of Jadav Payeng, has been featured on numerous lists and received starred reviews and awards. For more, visit:

Katrina DeLallo


Katrina DeLallo is a spiritual, fantasy writer whose work has been published in several eZines,, and in print anthologies published by Static Movement.  Her earliest writing memory stems from the age of six, when she wrote her first story into a journal given to her by one of her older sisters. She adores imagining new worlds, new places, new people and characters. Her main draw is to fantasy, because fantasy allows her to create worlds that do not exist. Visit Katrina's blog or request a critique at her website:

Anne Johnson

Social Media Coordinator

Anne E. Johnson writes fiction in many genres. Her works include the middle-grade paranormal mystery Ebenezer's Locker (MuseItUp), middle-grade historical mystery Trouble at the Scriptorium (Royal Fireworks), and noir sci-fi series The Webrid Chronicles (Candlemark & Gleam). She has had dozens of short stories published in magazines and anthologies, and many of them can now be found in her book Things from Other Worlds: 15 Alien and Fantasy Stories for Kids. Visit Anne's website to inquire about professional critique services or to learn more about her books and stories. 

Lynne Marie

Lynne Marie is the author of Hedgehog Goes to Kindergarten - illustrated by Anne Kennedy (Scholastic, 2011), Hedgehog's 100th Day of School – illustrated by Lorna Hussey (Scholastic, January 2017), The Star of the Christmas Play (Sparkhouse Family, 2018) and Moldilocks and the 3 Scares (Sterling, 2019). Her stories, poems, and folk tales have appeared in many magazine markets, including Family Fun, Highlights, High Five, Spider, Baby Bug and more. She is the Editor/Agent Feature Columnist and an on-staff writer for Jon and Laura Bard's Children's Book Insider, a book reviewer and a 2016 Cybils Picture Book Panelist. She is a former New Yorker who now lives a simpler life on a lake in South Florida with her daughter and several resident water birds. You can learn more about her at

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