ABOUT RACHEL FUNEZ
I am the critique group coordinator for the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the SCBWI and an active member in my region. I write prose picture books with humor and heart, as well as chapter books. I have been writing fiction for my own enjoyment since I was a child, and have always dreamed of being a children’s book author. I am a member of multiple critique groups and Julie Hedlund’s 12×12 picture book challenge. I also serve on the DEI committee for 12×12. I was selected as runner up for Denise Vega’s Believe Scholarship in 2018, and as a mentee by Anika Denise’s through the #PBChat mentorship in 2019. I was also selected to have my query and first 70 words of my manuscript showcased in the PBParty for 2022.