Currently Available Trade Picture Books:
The 12 Days of Christmas in Georgia (Fall 2010)
Soap, soap, soap ~ Jabón, jabón, jabón
Paco and the Giant Chile Plant ~ Paco y la planta de chile gigante
Ready for the Day!
Ready for Bed!
Ready to Play!
Glitter Girl and the Crazy Cheese
The Prince's Diary


Ready to use Bios for Elizabeth O. Dulemba, a.k.a. "e"
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November 2013
Elizabeth O. Dulemba is an award-winning children's book author/illustrator with two dozen titles to her credit. She gives back to the community that supports her as Illustrator Coordinator for the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Southern Breeze region (Alabama, Georgia, Florida panhandle) and as a board member for the Georgia Center for the Book. She is a Visiting Associate Professor at Hollins University in the MFA in Children's Book Writing and Illustrating program. She also teaches writing and illustration at other venues and speaks regularly at schools, festivals, and events. Her latest picture book is LULA'S BREW (Xist Publishing) and her debut historical fiction mid-grade, A BIRD ON WATER STREET, will come out Spring 2014 (Little Pickle Press). Her "Coloring Page Tuesday" images (free to parents, teachers and librarians) garner around a million hits to her website annually with over 3,000 subscribers to her newsletter. Learn more at http://dulemba.com.

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July 2013
Elizabeth O. Dulemba is an award-winning children's book author/illustrator with 16 titles to her credit. She gives back to the community that supports her as Illustrator Coordinator for the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Southern Breeze region (Alabama, Georgia, Florida panhandle) and as a board member for the Georgia Center for the Book. She is an Associate Professor at Hollins University in the "Certificate in Children's Book Illustration" program. She also teaches writing and illustration at other venues and speaks regularly at schools, festivals, and events. Her latest picture books are THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS IN GEORGIA (Sterling) and LULA'S BREW (Xist Publishing). Her debut mid-grade novel, A BIRD ON WATER STREET (Little Pickle Press), will be released in March 2014. Her "Coloring Page Tuesday" images (free to parents, teachers and librarians) garner around a million hits to her website annually with over 3,000 subscribers to her newsletter. Learn more at http://dulemba.com.

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August 2012
Elizabeth O. Dulemba is an award winning author/illustrator of fifteen children’s books and she loves to give back to the community that supports her as Illustrator Coordinator for the Southern Breeze SCBWI region, as a board member for the Georgia Center for the Book, as a writing and illustration instructor at various venues, and by speaking regularly at schools and events. Her latest picture book is THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS IN GEORGIA (Sterling). Her “Coloring Page Tuesday” images garner 1.5 million visitors to her blog annually, and she has over 3,000 subscribers to her weekly newsletter. www.dulemba.com.

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June 2012
Elizabeth O. Dulemba is an award-winning children’s book author/illustrator of over fifteen books including her most recent title, THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS IN GEORGIA. She loves to give back to the community that supports her. As the Illustrator Coordinator for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI.org) Southern Breeze region (Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi), she established gallery shows, an annual Illustrators' Day, and was awarded the 2009 SCBWI National Volunteer Scholarship. As a Board Member of the Georgia Center for the Book, she helped create the inaugural "25 Books All Young Georgians Should Read" list. She speaks regularly at schools, conferences, and events, and teaches "Creating Picture Books" at various venues in Georgia and North Carolina. She taught Beginning and Advanced Illustration as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Georgia. And she created one of the very first children's book apps way back in 2009, LULA'S BREW. Her "Coloring Page Tuesdays" images garner over 1.5 million visitors to her website each year and she has over 3,000 subscribers to her weekly newsletter. Learn more at www.dulemba.com.

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October 2011
Elizabeth O. Dulemba is an award winning author/illustrator of fifteen children’s books. She is also Illustrator Coordinator for the Southern SCBWI region, on the board of the Georgia Center for the Book, a writing and illustration instructor at various venues; and she speaks regularly at schools and events. Her latest picture book is THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS IN GEORGIA (Sterling). In 2010, her “Coloring Page Tuesdays” garnered over 1.5 million visitors to www.dulemba.com.

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May 2010
Elizabeth O. Dulemba is an award winning children's book author/illustrator of over a dozen books. She is Illustrator Coordinator for the Southern SCBWI region and on the board of the Georgia Center for the Book. She speaks regularly and teaches "Creating Picture Books" at the John C. Campbell Folk School. Her latest picture book is THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS IN GEORGIA (Sterling). Visit dulemba.com to learn more.

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February 2010
Elizabeth O. Dulemba is an award winning children's book author/illustrator of over a dozen books. She is Illustrator Coordinator for the Southern SCBWI region and on the board of the Georgia Center for the Book. She speaks regularly and teaches "Creating Picture Books" at the John C. Campbell Folk School.

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May 2010
    Elizabeth O. Dulemba was beamed to this planet with a pencil in her hand. Once she stopped chewing on it she began to draw and write stories for children. She is now an award-winning illustrator of several picture books and children’s magazines. Her first picture book as both author and illustrator is the bilingual (and all-English) Soap, soap, soap ~ Jabón, jabón, jabón! Her latest book is The 12 Days of Christmas in Georgia(Sterling Publishers, Fall 2010). Along with creating picture books, "e" is highly active in the writing community. She is Illustrators' Coordinator for the Southern chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and on the board for the Georgia Center for the Book. She speaks regularly at schools, conferences and events and teaches Creating Picture Books at the John C. Campbell Folk School. She offers free coloring pages to teachers, librarians and parents at her website, www.dulemba.com.

Book Festival Introduction (2009)
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     Elizabeth O. Dulemba was beamed to this planet with a pencil in her hand. Once she stopped chewing on it she began to draw and write stories for children. She is now an award-winning illustrator for Highlights Magazine - she did the December cover - and of several picture books including the bilingual Paco and the Giant Chile Plant, which won a Moonbeam Children's Book Award Bronze Medal. She illustrated Glitter Girl and the Crazy Cheese; The Prince's Diary; and three books in the ParentSmart KidHappy™ series. She is currently illustrating The 12 Days of Christmas in Georgia for Sterling Publishers, which will be released in time for the holidays in 2010. Along with creating picture books, "e" is highly active in the writing community. She is the Illustrators' Coordinator for the Southern chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators; she is on the board for the Georgia Center for the Book; she speaks regularly at schools, conferences and events and teaches Creating Picture Books at the John C. Campbell Folk School. She also offers free coloring pages to teachers, librarians and parents at her website, www.dulemba.com. Today she shares her first picture book as both illustrator AND author: Soap, soap, soap ~ Jabón, jabón, jabón!

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     Elizabeth O. Dulemba, a.k.a. "e," is an award winning children's book author and illustrator.

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      Elizabeth O. Dulemba is an award winning children’s book author and illustrator. Her first picture book, The Prince’s Diary, was named No. 1 2006 Valentine’s Day Pick by Book Sense, and her bilingual Paco and the Giant Chile Plant was a Moonbeam Children's Book Award Bronze medalist. She also illustrates for Highlights Magazine, writes articles for the SCBWI Bulletin, and teaches at the John C. Campbell Folk School. (www.dulemba.com)

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     Elizabeth O. Dulemba was beamed to this planet with a pencil in her hand. Once she stopped chewing on it she began to draw and write stories for children. She is an award-winning illustrator for Highlights and of several picture books: Paco and the Giant Chile Plant (bilingual); ParentSmart KidHappy™ series; Glitter Girl and the Crazy Cheese; The Prince's Diary; and The 12 Days of Christmas in Georgia (2010). She also wrote her forthcoming picture book: Soap, soap, soap! (bilingual, Fall 2009). “e” enjoys speaking to kids and adults about creating picture books and offers free coloring pages at www.dulemba.com.

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     Award winning author/illustrator, Elizabeth O. Dulemba, was beamed to this planet with a pencil in her hand. Once she stopped chewing on it, she began to write and draw. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from the University of Georgia and in 2001 began illustrating children's books. She now has several available including the bilingual Paco and the Giant Chile Plant and The Prince’s Diary, named No.1 2006 Valentine’s Day Pick by Book Sense. She enjoys sharing her passion for children’s books at schools and events.
     Elizabeth lives in Atlanta with her husband Stan, two big dogs, and a tiny cat who rules them all. Visit her website to learn more and download free coloring pages, www.dulemba.com.

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     Award winning author/illustrator, Elizabeth O. Dulemba, was beamed to this planet with a pencil in her hand. Once she stopped chewing on it, she began to write and draw. Her first picture book, THE PRINCE'S DIARY, was named No. 1 2006 Valentine’s Day Pick by Book Sense, and her bilingual PACO AND THE GIANT CHILE PLANT was a Moonbeam Children's Book Award Bronze medalist. Look for her first book as both author and illustrator in Fall 2009, SOAP, SOAP, SOAP! She also illustrates for Highlights Magazine, writes articles for the SCBWI Bulletin, and teaches "Creating Picture Books" at the John C. Campbell Folk School. She is Illustrators' Coordinator for the Southern region of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and is on the Board for the Georgia Center for the Book. She enjoys sharing her passion for children’s books at festivals, schools and events. Visit her website to learn more and download a new free coloring page every week: www.dulemba.com.

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     Elizabeth’s talent appeared early during a clay pinch pot activity in kindergarten (back then they were called ashtrays), when she created a sculpture of a little man. Her parents quickly placed her in the first of many art lessons.
     She also loved picture books and often stared at her favorite, longing to visit the magical worlds on its pages (The Golden Book of Elves and Fairies illustrated by Garth Williams). Through drawing, she found a door. She was seldom seen without her drawing pad, and almost flunked the 4th grade because of her vivid imagination. But Elizabeth diligently recorded her ideas with pictures and words and those stories wove through her life as a unifying thread.
     She discovered the Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee in college, for which she created a line of posters as her graphic design exit show from the University of Georgia. For several years she attended the Festival in her ‘78 LandCruiser and camped out behind a B&B. At the festival, she had the honor of hearing National Treasure, Ray Hicks, share the Jack Tales firsthand. Hence began her love of Appalachian folk tales.
     Never afraid of a challenge (she’s a former hang-glider pilot, rock-climber, and log cabin living adrenalin junkie), after a fifteen-year career as graphic designer, in-house illustrator, and sometimes Art Director, mostly for child-related businesses, Elizabeth dove into her life-long goal of creating picture books.
     It took three years of intense research and honing her style to receive a contract to illustrate her first picture book. The Prince’s Diary (Shen’s Books) was named No.1 2006 Valentine’s Day Pick by Book Sense in conjunction with the Association of American Publishers ­ a good start.
     Life on its intended path can be an awesome thing and Elizabeth’s career has rapidly grown. She draws on her history in graphic design to promote herself through mailers and her website which she created (she loves technology and works digitally). She also likes to work with publishing houses with a purpose, such as Raven Tree Press, who specializes in bilingual picture books.
     In fact, Elizabeth was thrilled when Raven Tree approached her with the story of Paco and the Giant Chile Plant ~ Paco y la planta de chile gigante. Not only was it a Jack Tale, but it was an excuse to finally learn Spanish. She’s spent two years in studies at the Latin American Association and has been overwhelmed by the Latino people who have kindly adopted her.
     2008 has been a good year for Elizabeth. She has six new picture books which she’s celebrated at book signings, schools, festivals and events saying that, “A picture book is like performance art ­ it’s not truly complete until it’s been read out loud and shared with others.”
     Elizabeth recently achieved her goal to become a published author as well. Along with a poem, two short stories, articles for the SCBWI Bulletin, and her first Young Adult novel which her agent is currently shopping; Elizabeth has just sold the follow up story to Paco this time as author/illustrator. <i>Soap, soap, soap ~ Jabón, jabón, jabón</i> is another bilingual Jack Tale adaptation andwas released in Fall 2009. Her next book is <i>The 12 Days of Christmas in Georgia</i> (written by Susan R. Spain, Sterling Fall 2010).
     While Elizabeth is unbelievably busy, she’s living her dream and loving every minute.
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