Pam Halter has been a children’s book author since 1995. She published two picture books, Beatrice Loses Her Doll and Beatrice’s New Clothes (Concordia, 2001), Willoughby and the Terribly Itchy Itch (Fruitbearer Kids, 2017) and Willoughby and the Lumpy Bumpy Cake (Fruitbearer Kids, 2018). Itchy Itch won a Realm Award in the children’s book category at the Realm Makers conference, July 2018, and two Purple Dragonfly Awards – 2nd place for best illustrations and honorable mention for best picture book for ages 5 and under (Story Monsters Ink), June 2019. Pam also is a children’s book freelance editor. Contact her at www.pamhalter.com.
Kim Sponaugle is a graduate of The Art Institute of Philadelphia and began working for David C. Cook Publishing designing children’s curriculum and products. But she soon found her heart’s vocation in children’s illustration. In 2001, Kim illustrated her first picture book series Beatrice Loses Her Doll and Beatrice’s New Clothes with Concordia Publishing House. In 2017, she illustrated Willoughby and the Terribly Itchy Itch (Fruitbearer Kids) and Willoughby and the Lumpy Bumpy Cake (Fruitbearer Kids) in 2018. In 2007, Kim started Picture Kitchen Studio and has had the pleasure of interacting and working with both traditional publishers and self-published authors. She has illustrated more than 90 picture books is also a children’s book cover designer. Contact Kim at www.picturekitchenstudio.com