ABOUT JENA BENTON LASLEY
I’m a third generation Alaskan. I’m also a first grade teacher, writer, illustrator, and poet. You can learn more about me at my website: https://jenabenton.com/
I’ve been a member of SCBWI since 2014 and a member of 12X12 for several years now. I’m also the current Illustrator Coordinator for SCBWI in Alaska. I have previously published poetry, as well as magazine and newspaper articles. This also includes my currently successful blog where I interview picture book authors and illustrators in a series called “Simply 7.” I have a BA in English with a Creative Writing Emphasis, as well as a BA in Journalism.While I write in many genres, I’m mostly focused on picture books these days. I also have a RedBubble shop with some of my illustration work. You can learn more about me at my website.