Here's a bit about me:
--I am a half-Japanese military brat. As a child, I bounced back and forth from the USA to Japan with my siblings and the sky as my companion. It seemed to secretly hold the answers to all my questions. My dad used to tell me to get my head out of the clouds. But the brat in me never listened. My ideas are born in sky-gazing daydreams and come to life in my stories for children.
--My work can be seen in Highlights Magazine and I write picture books and chapter books for children.
-- My chapter book, Ruth Bixer Problem Fixer, was selected as a finalist in Michelle Hauck’s 2019 #PBParty contest.
--In July of 2018, I was recognized as runner up by the SCBWI for the Sue Alexander Award.
-- I am a retired educator for the Los Angeles Unified School District, I taught extraordinary students who battled serious illnesses, such as Cancer, Cystic Fibrosis, autism, heart/lung transplants and Anxiety/Depression.
-- In 2009, my short film, MANiCUREd won “Best No-Budget Film” at the Broad Humor Film Festival.
-- I wrote and played in the Los Angeles bands This Trip and Drummed.
-- I offer FREE PB Lessons for parents and teachers.
--Check out Teachers Pay Teachers for other worksheets I've developed for educators.
Moni Ritchie Hadley