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 the sky as my companion. It seemed to 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.
--I write picture books and chapter books.
-- My manuscript, ZAN LOVES D, was selected as first runner up at the SCBWI 2020 Writer's Day.
--My work can be also be seen in Highlights Magazine.
-- My chapter book, Ruth Bixer Problem Fixer, was selected as a finalist in Michelle Hauck’s 2019 #PBParty contest.
--ZAN LOVES D, was also recognized as first runner up by the SCBWI for the 2018 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.
Moni Ritchie Hadley