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Speaker Profile - Alayne Kay Christian


Region: Texas: North
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Alayne Kay Christian is the content and developmental editor for Blue Whale Press. She is an award-winning children’s book author. Her picture book Butterfly Kisses for Grandma and Grandpa (illustrator Joini Stringfield) received the Mom’s Choice Awards gold medal and an IPPY Awards silver medal. The first book in Alayne’s Sienna, the Cowgirl Fairy chapter book series, Sienna, the Cowgirl Fairy: Trying to Make it Rain (illustrator Brian Martin), won the Reader Views Reviewers Choice award. Both books are available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and bookstores and libraries near you. The next book in the series, Cowboy Trouble, is scheduled for 2020 release. Other 2020 titles in production are picture books THE WEED THAT WOKE CHRISTMAS (illustrator Polina Gortman) and OLD MAN AND HIS PENGUIN (illustrator Polina Gortman).  Alayne is the creator and teacher of a picture book writing course, Art of Arc: How to Write and Analyze Picture Book Manuscripts and a professional critique writer. She is a member of SCBWI and worked as critique ninja for Julie Hedlund's 12x12 for three years.