Mary Schulte works as a photo editor and children’s book reviewer at The Kansas City Star although her dream job would be to write for children all day! She has published nonfiction and fiction books including nine books with Children’s Press/Scholastic, 4 with KidHaven Press, and 1 with Mason Crest. She writes anything that pops into her head, so her magazine publications include a song, crossword puzzle, rebus, poetry, fiction and nonfiction for Ladybug, Whimsy, My Friend, Our Little Friend, Fun for Kidz, Highlights and Highlights High 5. If she could settle down and focus, she would love to finish her three w.i.p. novels whose characters keep pestering her about finishing their stories.
Kimberly Peek is the assistant regional advisor for the Kansas SCBWI. Her work has appeared in Dance Teacher magazine and several advertising trade publications. She teaches kids to write at Cooking Up Stories and is the moderator of Kidlit Central News, a blog highlighting children’s literature created in the Midwest.
Colleen Ryckert Cook is a freelance writer and editor and current regional advisor for Kansas Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. The Rosen Group has published three books by Colleen: Kentucky Past and Present (August 2010), Teen FAQ: Cancer Decisions for You and Your Family and Teen FAQ: Social Networking (both January 2011). Two more titles, America’s Supernatural Secrets: Werewolves in America and Call of Duty: Your Career in the Marines, will come out in 2012.
Colleen has completed one upper middle grade supernatural thriller about a boy trying to resist the lure of a werewolf curse. She also is revising a women’s fiction manuscript. Among her colleagues she most likely wins the prize for shortest piece ever published: Her six-word memoir appears on page 68 in Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs From Writers Famous and Obscure (Harper Perennial, 2008).
Joanne M. Anderton aka Johana Gast Anderton aka J. M. G. Anderton
- The Glass Rainbow, The Story of Depression Glass, Trojan Press, North Kansas City, MO, 1969, eight reprints. (pioneer work on subject), OP.
- Twentieth Century Dolls, From Bisque to Vinyl, Trojan, 1971, OP.
- Sewing for Twentieth Century Dolls, Vol. 1, Trojan, 1972, 1979, 1996. OP
* Sewing for Twentieht Century Dolls, Vol. 1, Hobby House Press, 1998. OP
- The Collector’s Encyclopedia of Cloth Dolls from Rag Baby to Art Object, 1984, Wallace-Homestead Book Company, Lombard, IL 60148, OP.