Category Archives: Meet Magination Authors

Meet Magination Press Authors, Leah Bowen and Holly Brochmann!

Sisters Leah Bowen and Holly Brochmann are our newest MP authors! Leah has a Master of Education degree in counseling with a focus in play therapy. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Play Therapist in the state of Texas. Holly has a degree in journalism and enjoys creative writing both as a hobby and as a primary part… Read more »

Meet Magination Press Author: Ellen Flanagan Burns!

Ellen Flanagan Burns is a school psychologist and the author of Nobody’s Perfect: A Story for Children About Perfectionism and Ten Turtles on Tuesday; A Story for Children About Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Ellen devotes her writing to helping children overcome anxiety. She believes that children’s books can be a powerful therapeutic tool and supports cognitive-based interventions for children with anxiety-related issues. It was fun hearing… Read more »

Meet Magination Press Author: Kalli Dakos!

Meet Kalli Dakos! Kalli Dakos has been delighting readers with poetry since the release of her best-selling book, If You’re Not Here, Please Raise Your Hand. She has written six IRA-CBC Children’s Choice Selections, such as Our Principal Promised to Kiss a Pig and A Funeral in the Bathroom. We recently had the chance to ask Kalli a few big… Read more »

Meet Magination Press Author: Birdy Jones!

  Birdy Jones loves to tell stories. While living in Chicago, she taught underserved youth so they could find ways to tell their own stories, too. She loves to write fiction and non-fiction picture books that inspire children to follow their dreams while being their awesome selves! We hung out with Birdy in NYC at Book Expo this past May and… Read more »

Meet Magination Press Authors: Jon Lasser, PhD, and Sage Foster-Lasser!

              Jon Lasser, PhD, is a psychologist, school psychologist, professor and program director of the School Psychology program at Texas State University. At Texas State he has developed and taught graduate courses for the school psychology program and has also taught the freshman first-year experience course.  Sage Foster-Lasser is a student at the University… Read more »

Meet Magination Press Author: Claire A. B. Freeland, PhD, and Jacqueline B. Toner, PhD

              Claire A. B. Freeland, PhD, and Jacqueline B. Toner, PhD, are clinical psychologists in Baltimore, Maryland, with over thirty years each in private practice working with children and parents. We delighted when they agreed to write books for our hugely popular What to Do series. They also just released a teen self-help book… Read more »

Meet Magination Press Author: Sandra Levins

Sandra Levins lives in Burlington, Iowa with her husband, Jim. Their diverse family includes five sons, their partners, and five adorable grandchildren. She is the author of award-winning books such as Eli’s Lie-O-Meter: A Story About Telling the Truth; Was It the Chocolate Pudding? A Story For Little Kids About Divorce; Do You Sing Twinkle? A Story About Remarriage and… Read more »

Meet Magination Press Author: Judith M. Stern

Judith M. Stern, MA, is a teacher and private educational consultant in Rockville, Maryland, specializing in work with children who have learning and attention problems. She is an experienced learning disabilities teacher, reading specialist and classroom teacher. She speaks nationally on subjects such as attention deficit disorder, learning problems and children’s study/organizational skills. Judith is the co-author of three Magination Press… Read more »

Meet Magination Press Author: Andrew P. Smiler, PhD

Andrew P. Smiler, PhD, is a therapist and author residing in Winston-Salem, NC. Andrew holds a PhD in developmental psychology from the University of New Hampshire and a master’s degree in clinical psychology from Towson University. He has authored more than 20 journal articles and book chapters relating to boys, men, sexual development, and identity issues, namely, Challenging Casanova: Beyond… Read more »