Carrie Goldman is the award-winning author of Bullied: What Every Parent, Teacher, and Kid Needs to Know About Ending the Cycle of Fear (Harper Collins, August 2012). Bullied has received a National Parenting Publication Award and a Mom’s Choice Award, both at the gold medal level, for excellence in educational skills and tools. Carrie has written for The New York Times, CNN, Psychology Today, Huffington Post, Adoption.net, Babble, Alternet, and more. She has made appearances on NPR, BBC, MSNBC, CNN Headline News, Fox, HLN, and numerous other media outlets. In addition to her expertise in bullying dynamics, Carrie writes one of the nation’s premier adoption blogs, Portrait of an Adoption, which has followers in more than 45 countries.
Juliet C. Bond, LCSW
Juliet C. Bond, LCSW writes for children, and is a Development Director at Literature for All of Us. She has also been an adjunct professor at Columbia College in Chicago for ten years. In 2014, she founded her own non-profit, COPE. Her first book, Sam’s Sister, was published in 2005, and has sold over 50,000 copies. She went on to collaborate with Newberry winner Joyce Sidman to publish the stage adaptation of This is Just to Say and has stories and poetry in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. Juliet’s shorter works can be found online in the SCBWI Prairie Wind, at StoryStudio Chicago and The Copperfield Review. Juliet serves as the Welcome Coordinator for The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators in Illinois.
Born in Detroit, Michigan, Gabrielle Terbush is a senior illustration student at Columbia Collage in Chicago. A lover of comic books and alternative arts, Gabrielle says she is inspired to work with children's books, especially as she now has younger siblings and a nephew on the way.