Ashley-Nichole - Author: Wicked Awesome Stepmother
Ashley-Nichole was raised by her mother and stepmother in Ft. Myers, Florida, but it wasn't until she became a stepmom, herself, that she drew inspiration for her first children's book, Wicked Awesome Stepmother.
She is passionate about creating stories that will give a voice to children and families of non-traditional backgrounds by sharing messages of inclusion, understanding, empathy and kindness.
She loves to travel and has been to over 44 countries ''and counting.'' Her childhood passion for travel led her to pursue a career as a Flight Attendant, a position she has held with Delta Air Lines for over fifteen years.
She currently resides in Newnan, Georgia with her partner, Eric, her two step-daughters, Krista* and Kylie*, and two (crazy but cute) Australian Shepherds, Rocco and Dolly.
When she isn’t updating her blog, writing children's books or traveling to far off places, you will find her thrifting, crafting or simply spending good old-fashioned quality time with her family.
* Names have been changed to protect the innocent
The Wicked Awesome Illustrator
Karen Light - Illustrator: Studio Light Illustration
Karen Light is the Founder, Chief Creative, Illustrator, and Creative Coach at Studio Light Illustration.
Karen partners with authors to nurture humanity through the magic of story-creating and story-telling. She believes that stories connect us as humans, forge understanding, evoke empathy, and challenge us to think of ways to create a world in which all living creatures can thrive!
When she isn’t making brightly colored illustrations and art, Karen can be found hiking, traveling, spending time with loved ones, or curled up with a good book.
The Wicked Awesome Publisher
Karolyn Denson Landrieux - CEO/Founder: Goudelock and the 3 Bears Publishing
Karolyn Denson Landrieux is the CEO and Founder of Goudelock and the 3 Bears Publishing. She’s a published author, publisher, and native Pittsburgher.
Karolyn has published children’s books as well as short stories and poetry. She’s a retired flight attendant and currently lives in Paris and Pittsburgh. She’s married and has one daughter, who is a physician in Pittsburgh, and two granddaughters.
Karolyn left a 35 year career during the pandemic and decided to to pursue one of her many creative passions as a new career.
Karolyn has published three children’s books, with a fourth on the way, in English, Spanish, and French. You can find her work at MaxineandBeanie.com.
She also has a blog which chronicles her journey from Pittsburgh to Paris and from flight attendant to professional writer and publisher at Paris2Pittsburgh.com