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Cheryl C. Malandrinos is a freelance writer, copy editor and children's author. A founding member of Musing Our Children, Cheryl is a seasoned blogger and has been a requested guest on several Internet radio programs.

Ms. Malandrinos lives in Western Massachusetts with her husband and three children. Her first children's picture book will be released in 2010.

Visit Cheryl online at


VS Grenier is the Founder & Editor-in-Chief of Stories for Children Magazine and SFC Newsletter for Writers. She also freelances as a children’s and teen author and editor for Halo Publishing; in addition, to running her own editorial and critique service. Grenier was voted one of the Top Ten Editors of 2007 by the Preditors and Editors Reader’s Poll and also won Second place for your article, “Yes, Virginia, There IS a Santa Claus” in the Preditors and Editors Reader’s Poll for Best Nonfiction of 2007. Grenier learned how to hone her writing skills at the Institute of Children ’s Literature and is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writer’s and Illustrators (SCBWI) and Musing Our Children.

Her works include the Best of Stories for Children Magazine Volume 1 anthology and over 30 short stories, articles, and crafts for children along with newsletter articles for writers. Visit her author website at

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Renee Hand

Renée Hand’s love for reading and writing started when she was only a young child and remained constant through her life as a teenager and young adult. She writes not only to entertain but to build a connection between herself and her readers. Her first novel, Magic Hearts, won Best Fantasy Romance in 2006, and her second novel, Seduction of the Lonely Heart, won a National Literary award for Best Romance in 2007.

Renee is also the author of The Crypto-Caper series, an interactive children's detective series where readers decipher cryptograms to help the detectives solve the crimes.

Renee can be found online at and at her Crypto-Capers blog.


Donna McDine is a native of Rockland County, New York and lives with her husband and two daughters.  She writes, moms, and is the Marketing Manager at Stories for Children Magazine from her home in Tappan. 

Donna signed her FIRST book contract with
Guardian Angel Publishing for her manuscript entitled, The Golden Pathway! Publication date to be announced.

You can visit Donna online at or at her Write What Inspires You blog.

With a childhood spent traveling the globe, writer Elysabeth Eldering developed a passion for geography. Growing up in a military family, Elysabeth lived in Japan, Germany, New York, Kentucky, and Texas before her family finally settled in a small town in South Carolina. Elysabeth, who lives in Honea Path, put her globetrotting skills to work in the Junior Geography Detective Squad's 50-state mystery trivia series, which debuted in 2008.

A prize-winnign writer, she's active in the Greenville chapters of Sisters in Crime and the SC Writers Workshop and has judged entries for the Derringers Awards competition.

To learn more about the Junior Geography Detective Squad, visit or 

Margaret (Peggy) Fieland was born and raised in New York and has been around music all her life. An accomplished piccolo and flute player, she has also been published in a number of poetry and short story anthologies.

She is currently a contributor to the new eZine, Femme VIP. You can visit Peggy online at

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