Shelli R. Johannes, "Theo TheSaurus and the Perfect Pet" (Viking, 2022)


Shelli R. Johannes is the prolific author of almost twenty books for youngsters (and more on the way!). In our interview, we celebrate the recent launch of Theo TheSaurus and the Perfect Pet (Viking, 2022), the second in her Theo TheSaurus series. We discuss her path to writing success, her creative process, and her sage advice for aspiring authors.

Other books by Shelli include the Cece Loves Science series (with Kimberly Derting), and Penny (An Engineering Tale of the Fourth Pig) that also came out this summer. Her new chapter book in Chelsea Clinton’s “She Persisted” series on Florence Nightengale comes out in March 2023.

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Mel Rosenberg

Mel Rosenberg is a professor emeritus of microbiology (Tel Aviv University) who fell in love with children's books as a small child in Ottawa and now writes his own. He is co-founder of Ourboox, a web platform with over 260,000 ebooks that allows anyone to create and share flipbooks comprising text, pictures and videos.

He is represented by the Liza Royce Agency.
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