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Creative professionals from the language learning and children's education field

Creative professionals from the language learning and children's education field
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Creative professionals from the language learning and children's education field




Interview with L.A. Kefalos , children's book author and engineer

Today I will be interviewing L.A. Kefalos. L.A. was born and raised in Barberton, OH. After high school, she went on to earn her Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Akron. She has worked for a number of companies specializing in automation controls, including Goodyear Tire where she specialized in machine control engineering. This job allowed her to travel the world! Today she works as Lead Automation Engineer for a company in the entertainment...


Interview with Jonathan Masiulionis, President of Empowered Publicity

Today I will be interviewing Jonathan Masiulionis. I wanted to interview a publicist to help other authors listening today get a head start in how to promote their book. I connected with Jonathan via social media and have enjoyed listening to his podcasts and appreciating his passion for children’s literature. For nearly two decades, Jonathan Masiulionis has been helping authors, speakers, coaches, entertainers, and entrepreneurs from across the country promote their talents and expand...


Interview with Illustrator, Andrew Kolb

Illustrator Andrew Kolb first gained attention with his illustrated version of David Bowie’s Space Oddity. Since then, he has created illustrations for clients including chickaDEE Magazine, the Toronto Zoo, and Pixar. He is also the author of Edmund Unravels and the illustrator of All Aboard!: Let’s Ride a Train and All Aboard!: The Christmas Train. Listen to this podcast to learn all about his new book, All Aboard! The Airport Train. Visit Andrew’s website at...


Interview with Stephanie Sorkin, children's book author and allergy advocate

Stephanie Sorkin is the award-winning author of Nutley, the Nut-free Squirrel, Chocolate Shoes with Licorice Laces and Frenemy Jane, the Sometimes Friend. A member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Stephanie Sorkin donates a portion of her books proceeds to various charities supporting children. Stephanie Sorkin has appeared in the New York Times Style Section and written numerous articles for national publications. As a food allergy advocate, she spends her time...


Interview with SLP-Author Kari Radovich

Kari Radovich is an SLP-author who creates resources for preschool SLPs who crave creativity, but struggle with finding the time to plan and prep materials for group therapy. She has been an SLP since 2011, blogging since 2013, and has been featured in the ASHA Leader. Through Instagram and her website,, Kari regularly serves nearly 5,000 SLPs with easy and practical therapy ideas utilizing books, toys, and low/no prep printable materials. Check out my post here to...


Interview with Ronda M. Wojcicki, author of Speech Class Rules

Today I will be interviewing Ronda Wojcicki, speech language pathologist and children’s book author of Speech Class Rules. Speech Class Rules was created with the vision of educating everyone about speech therapy. This book can be used to introduce the concept of therapy to children recently diagnosed, and provide a story and characters that children already in speech can relate to. It can also help parents, educators, and children understand what speech and language disorders are all...


Interview with Lori Orlinsky, author of being small (Isn't So Bad After All)

Today I will be interviewing Lori Orlinsky, author of the book Being Small (Isn’t So Bad at All). She is a writer, member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, marketing director, and mom who lives in Chicago. She was inspired to tell this story after her own real life experiences raising two little ladies. Being Small is a picture book about a little girl who is scared to go to school because she's the shortest kid in the class. She talks about all of the reasons that...


Interview with Jennifer Beland, Author of Buster the Delicate Poodle

Author and educator, Jennifer Beland has 20 years of experience as a teacher and administrator of children with disabilities and within the mental health field. She holds a Masters of Education from Cambridge College and a B.S. in Psychology from Bridgewater State College. She has worked in both a school setting with students with disabilities, as well as within a private hospital setting. She has also served as Fellow to the College of Education Teacher Preparation Advisory Board at...


Interview with Susan Love, Author of Ms. Love's Mystical Island Adventure

Today I will be interviewing Susan Love, Philadelphia teacher, and children's book author. When Susan Love was new to teaching, she was a little depressed by her classroom. The kids were uninspired, and the parents seemed uninterested. She was sure the year would be a failure. When she took a trip to the Caribbean it helped guide her to feel refreshed and helped her decide to turn the classroom into an "Island of Learning". This encouraged her students, many of whom had island backgrounds,...


Interview with Nicole Panteleakos

Today I will be interviewing Nicole Panteleakos. Nicole Panteleakos is an author, playwright, and actor. Her debut novel PLANET EARTH IS BLUE was released on May 14, 2019, with a second middle grade novel to follow in 2020. Outside of writing, Nicole is a Lifetime Member of the VFW Auxiliary and National Home for Children, a godmother of several, and on the Board at her favorite community theatre. I am excited to be interviewing Nicole about her debut middle novel, Planet Earth is...


Interview with Nina G. Author of Once Upon An Accommodation and Stutterer Uninterrupted

Today I will be interview Nina G, who is a comedian, professional speaker, storyteller, writer and educator. She brings her humor to help people confront and understand disability culture, access and empowerment. Nina G. was the only woman who stuttered in the stand-up comedy world when she started nine years ago. She co-produced the Comedians with Disabilities Act, a national touring comedy show featuring exclusively comedians with disabilities. She also produced the first compilation...


Interview with Julie Hornok Author of United in Autism Finding Strength within the Spectrum

Julie Hornok is not just the author of this book, she is also the parent of a child with Autism. She is an Autism Advocate that has dedicated her life to helping others. When her daughter, Lizzie, was diagnosed with autism at the age of two, Julie Hornok jumped into researching and implementing a thirty-hours-a-week home therapy program. A few years later, as her daughter made good progress, Julie went through her videos and began a video blog ( showing Lizzie’s...


Interview with Denise Barry, Author of Tooth Fairy, You Have Some Explaining To Do!

Today I will be interviewing Denise Barry, an award winning children’s book author and inspirational writer. She is here to talk about her new book, Tooth Fairy, you have some explaining to do! Her other books include What does the Tooth Fairy Do with our teeth? And Soap on a Rope. She maintains a blog called Raisin’ Kids, for parents who wish to raise children who become adults, not adult children. For more on Denise Barry and her books, visit her website at


Interview with Maria Dismondy, Children's Book Author, Speaker and CEO Cardinal Rule Press

Today I will be interviewing Maria Dismondy children’s book author, speaker and CEO of Cardinal Rule Press. I have had the pleasure of learning from Maria as my mentor when my children’s books were released last year. Maria has penned ten books featuring topics ranging from anti-bullying to overcoming adversity to handling friendship trials and tribulations and beyond. Her books are read in classrooms and homes around the world. Maria is dedicated to empowering children, educators and...


Interview with Alexis Glaze, author of Koning the Lion

In this podcast, I interview author and storyteller Alexis Glaze. Koning the Lion is a story full of valuable lessons about gaining independence and learning that there is no place like home! This book tells the story of young lion who wants to explore the land beyond his father's kingdom. This book, which takes place in the Kalahari Desert begins with the introduction of Koning who was the son of the king of the kingdom. Koning loved exploring the kingdom with his father but longed to seek...


Interview with Toni Buzzeo, author of When Sue Found Sue

I am excited to be interviewing Toni Buzzeo, author of 26 picture books and 11 books for teachers and librarians. Toni has a wealth of knowledge on her website including teachers guides, lesson plans and much more! It’s an excellent resource for teachers, therapists, librarians and parents. To read more about Toni and her books, go to her website here. Toni is here today talking about her new book, When Sue Found Sue. WHEN SUE FOUND SUE tells the story of Sue, a shy, yet curious child who...


Interview with Alyson Gerber, Author of Focused

Do you have a daughter with ADHD? This interview with Alyson Gerber is a very special interview about her book, Focused and tips for parents as well as young girls with ADHD. Alyson speaks candidly about what inspired her to write her book and how her experiences shaped her writing career. To learn more about Alyson Gerber and her book, check out my review here. To learn more about Alyson Gerber, check out her website here.


Interview with Laura Jiencke, President of Bluebee Pals

In this podcast, I will be interviewing my friend and colleague, Laura Jienke, president of Kayle Concepts. With the increase in technology devices saturating the market, Kayle Concepts recognized that children’s playtime was being replaced by device. Laura wanted to create an inseparable, huggable plush best friend that can also connect to devices. Check out the Bluebee Pals website here. Check out my app reviews here.



Welcome to the first episode!