Meet Magination Press Authors: Sara Williams and Scott Stoll!

Sara is a child psychologist, and Scott is an author and graphic designer. Together, they wrote Dream It: A Playbook to Spark Your Awesomeness. Scott drew all of the illustrations by hand. They both love traveling and inspiring others to take adventures — they believe that encouraging children to dream is the best adventure of all! Please join us in… Read more »

Meet Magination Press Author: Jo Rooks!

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Jo Rooks is an illustrator, author, and graphic designer living in leafy South West London with her husband and two children. Jo studied at Bath School of Art and Design and pursued a career in graphic design. When Jo had her two children, she began to rediscover her love of art, poetry, and creative writing for children. She is passionate… Read more »

From Sketch to Book at Magination Press: Jamie Tablason!

  Jamie Tablason loves illustrating for children and the young at heart. Through whimsical imagery and engaging characters, she hopes to connect with her audience and inspire young and old to tell their own stories. Jamie received her BFA and MA in illustration from CSU Long Beach, School of Art. She currently works and lives in Lakewood, CA, with her… Read more »

Meet Magination Press Author: Debbie Wagenbach!

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Debbie Wagenbach grew up on a farm in southeast Iowa, the oldest of nine siblings. She has been reading and telling stories to children for as long as she can remember. As a retired children’s librarian, she now writes books for children herself, mostly during the daylight hours. Debbie still lives on the same farm, where she enjoys quiet strolls… Read more »

Meet Magination Press Author: Kristen Lavallee, PhD!

Kristen Lavallee, PhD, is a developmental psychologist and a licensed school psychologist. She has coauthored several empirical studies and a book chapter on causes and treatment of separation anxiety. Kristen co-wrote What to Do When You Don’t Want to Be Apart with Silvia Schneider, Dr. rer. nat., a professor of child clinical psychology at Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany. Recently we had… Read more »

From Sketch to Book at Magination Press: Melon + Mandarina

Melon + Mandarina are a husband and wife team working together and illustrating for almost 10 years. They grew up in Peru and studied painting at the Fine Arts School of Lima. As artists, they work with a variety of media including pencil, ink, watercolor and digital media. Melon + Mandarina feel that illustration is a wonderful way to express… Read more »

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 author. She devotes her writing to helping children overcome anxiety. Ellen 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 about her writing process and how she has turned her experiences into helpful books for kids.  Plus…. hot yoga?! Yikes!… Read more »

Meet Magination Press Author: Kalli Dakos!

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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 and small questions,… 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 »