Mialie T. Szymanski is a contributing writer for The Weekly Villager in Garrettsville, Ohio.
She is the creator of the bi-weekly children’s story time column “Puppy Tails,” starring Doodle Dog,
a floppy-eared puppy who has an optimistic perspective of the world around him. Her picture book
“Doodle Dog Enjoys the Day” chronicles a day in the life of this “paws”itive pup. The upcoming
read-aloud anthology “Puppy Tails: Adventures of Doodle Dog” is a collection of the columns and
illustrations as seen in The Weekly Villager over the last year.
Mialie earned her master’s degree from Hollins University in 2010 specializing in children’s literature,
middle-grade fairy tales, and young adult fantasy. While at Hollins, Mialie served as a co-chair
for the entertainment committee of the Francelia Butler Conference in Children's Literature.
A published author, Mialie is also a professional illustrator, storyteller and writer with experience in many genres.
As a public speaker, she has made several appearances including:
~ International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts
~ Arts in the Park, as the Art of Storytelling exhibit
~ Author Chat, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library
~ Various elementary school events as a costumed storyteller
When she’s not serving as scribe for a curious floppy-eared puppy, Mialie participates in local art events
as a medieval storyteller, relaxes with one of many crafty hobbies, and chases dragons with her cat ~ and
any other friendly creature that wants to come along.
About Doodle Dog:
Snuggled up by a warm fireplace, a floppy-eared puppy sleeps,
dreaming of the big, bright world outside. When the sun wakes him
up and he shakes the night from his eyes, what fun surprises will be
waiting for him? What exciting new friends will he meet on his way?
Come along with Doodle Dog as he explores a brand new day!
This book combines the author’s four passions: writing, animals, children, and community service.
A portion of the proceeds from every Doodle Dog item will go to a local animal rescue organization.
Find her on Facebook as The Girl in the Green Cloak or at www.weeklyvillager.com.
Member since 2012
Region: Ohio: North
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