is an author, writing teacher, writing coach, and SCBWI Regional Advisor for Illinois. A former elementary school teacher, Hershenshorn now writes picture books, middle grade fiction, and educational materials. Her books include the picture books There Goes Lowell's Party!
, Chicken Soup By Heart
and Fancy That
, as well as the middle grade novel The Confe$$ion$
And $ecret$ of Howard J. Fingerhut
. Esther coaches writers of all ages to help them tell their stories. She currently teaches Writing for Children at Chicago's Newberry Library, Ragdale, and the University of Chicago's Writer's Studio.