Meet Author MELANIE ELLSWORTH and Illustrator JOHN HERZOG
Melanie Ellsworth is lucky enough to live and write in lovely coastal Maine. Her dog and daughter provide daily inspiration for her picture books. Many school years of playing the clarinet in bands and orchestras led to her first picture book, CLARINET AND TRUMPET, about a woodwind/brass rivalry taken to extremes (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2020). As a former ESOL teacher and literacy specialist, Melanie loves all parts of the writing process, from gathering ideas to revision to sharing books. Visit Melanie on Twitter @melanieells, Instagram @melaniebellsworth, and at her website www.MelanieEllsworth.com.
John Herzog is an award-winning illustrator and educator. His clients include Hasbro, DreamWorks TV, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and Highlights for Children. He also teaches illustration classes at Ringling College of Art and Design. John is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, and received the 2018 SCBWI Magazine Merit Award for his Highlights High Five cover illustration. He lives in Florida with his wife, two kids, a pair of tarantulas, a bearded dragon, and a fish. John is represented by Shannon Associates.