ABOUT JENA BENTON LASLEY

  • I have been a lifelong admirer and reader of picture books.  I am now an elementary school teacher who loves to read those same books to my students.  I am passionate about writing and illustrating picture books.

ARTIST STATEMENT

  • I have written in many genres before focusing on children’s books.  I have published movie reviews, newspaper articles, and poetry.  I do not limit myself to any one genre, but allow my writing to go where it needs to flow naturally.  I have also published a cartoon series in my hometown high school and college newsletters.