Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Speaker Profile - Ann Bevans


Region: Maryland/Delaware/West Virginia
Age Levels: 5-10
Will Travel: < 500 miles
Skype Visit: Yes
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Ann Bevans is the co-creator of Bean in the Gardena series of delightful, lighthearted picture books and videos aimed at teaching preschoolers how to be brave and kind in everyday life.

When she isn’t stuffing words into the mouths of anthropomorphic vegetables, Ann writes fiction and creative non-fiction for teens and adults. She does all her own stunts.

Ann lives in Clarksburg, Maryland, with her husband, Dave, and their son, Sam.

For more information about Bean in the Garden, visit

For even more about Ann, including a number of embarrassing anecdotes, visit her website at

Presentation Description:
In a fast-paced, interactive presentation, Ann Bevans shares stories and talks with students about the steps that are involved in writing and publishing your own books. This presentation can be tailored to preschoolers or grades K-5.