Carrie Charley Brown is the founder and co-coordinator of ReFoReMo. She eats, sleeps, and breathes picture books as a writer, professional critique mentor, and first grade teacher.
Carrie contributed as a 2014/2015 CYBILS fiction picture book panelist
and regional advisor/social media chair for SCBWI North Texas. She enjoyssupporting authors, illustrators, and kidlit organizations by reviewing books, creating videos, and spreading mentor text love.
Kirsti Call is the co-coordinator of ReFoReMo. She reads, critiques and revises every day as a member of various critique groups, and blogs for Writer's Rumpus andChildren's Book Academy. As the published author of The Raindrop Who Couldn't Fall
and a homeschool mom, Kirsti coaches revision for children ages 5-18.
Her school visits involve interactive writing, singing, and of course,
reading for research! Kirsti contributed as a 2015 CYBILS YA Fiction
Janie Reinartis the ReFoReMo Facebook Group Moderator and blog contributor. A fellow with the National Writing Project, educator, author, poet and
musical storyteller, Janie seeks ways of giving emerging writers of all
ages a voice. It is her mission to help others enjoy the sheer joy of
writing and she practices this through her posts on the GROG blog.A
proud mother of a veteran, Janie had the honor of collecting stories
for the anthology, Love You More Than You Know Mothers’ Stories About
Sending Their Sons and Daughters to War.
Keila Dawson is a ReFoReMo blog contributor. She’s hiked the rice terraces in the Philippines, climbed Mt. Fuji in Japan, and Mt. Sinai in Egypt. Keila finds adventures in picture books too. When she isn’t traveling, researching or digging in genealogical archives, Keila is reading, writing, and visiting schools. She enjoys sharing her love of Louisiana and world cultures with others. THE KING CAKE BABY, her debut picture book released in 2015, by Pelican Publishing Co., Inc.