Rosanne L. Kurstedt

About the Author

Rosanne Kurstedt, PhD, is currently the Assistant Regional Advisor of the New Jersey Chapter of the SCBWI. When not writing children’s books, she’s an adjunct professor at Hunter College and the Associate Director of READ East Harlem/Hunter College. She’s the author of 100+ Growth Mindset Comments (Newmark Learning, 2018) and co-author of Teaching Writing with Picture Books as Models (Scholastic, 2000). Additionally, Rosanne is the founder of The Author Experience, a 501(c)(3) organization that works to support the literacy growth of students in communities facing economic challenges.

Agnes Saccani has had creative passions and hobbies since childhood, including drawing, crafts, and photography. She picked up digital illustration as a hobby a few years ago and soon found her childish soul drawn to the world of children's books. Agnes pulls inspiration from cartoons, animated movies, childhood memories, nature, and art. Her style features cute and funny characters that help kids fall in love with books. Agnes is from Hungary and resides in Italy.

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