Bobbie Kinkead


Bobbie Kinkead, Writer

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Joined: June 01, 2015
Last Visited: August 17, 2016

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Writer Bio

I'm from the dramatic mountains of Colorado, then the deep snows of Alaska to the green vegetation of California. All my life have told, written, or drawn stories. After graduating from college at Colorado University in Boulder I became a first grade teacher in Alaska, where I started the ABC Zoom Adventure with the first graders. I have returned to the writing after years teaching art to children; 10 years as a professional gardener; and 12 years of storytelling at Asia Art Museum, plus swaps, etc.; all the while activity in SCBWI, Society of Children's Writers and Illustrators, now to finish the ABC adventure. It's never too late to finish a project and sometimes time, distance, and experience makes a better story.

Writing Style

Bobbie writes fantasies about the faeries and elfin folk, the trolls, pixies, tree sheegahshees and all the other spirits in the inbetween realms in nature.

Writing Goal

My goals for the 2016 Write-a-Thon, June 19th to July 30th, is to finishing the drawings of the pages of an ABC picture book, ZOOM, the Amazing Adventure, which is a fantasy into the world of the alphabet. There is Valx, who needs help with his Zippy and Bythe and the Beast, who help him find the Zzzz ZOOM, plus two boys who observe the adventure. This is the final draft of the story started when I taught first grade in Alaska 1965 to 1967.

Fundraising Goal

Sponsors, if you would grant a dollar a page for the time I spend rewriting and redrawing the ABCs, your pledge will spark my encouragement and help Clarion's goals for this year.

writing goal:
15 pages drawn


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