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Speaker Profile - Barbara Jean Hicks


Region: Western Washington
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Award-winning author, storyteller, speaker and educator Barbara Jean Hicks, a.k.a. Barbara Jean, the Story Queen, has published eight picture books including MONSTERS DON’T EAT BROCCOLI, THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER KITTY and JITTERBUG JAM. Her most recent title is the independently published ONCE UPON A PARSNIP. She is also the author of A SISTER MORE LIKE ME and AN AMAZING SNOWMAN, both commissioned by Disney as tie-ins to their Oscar-winning animated feature film, FROZEN.

Barbara has taught at the preschool, middle school and community college levels and worked in an elementary school as author-in-residence, program facilitator and parent educator. She has also written adult novels and marketing copy and edited manuscripts for numerous trade publishers. While her home base is in Northwest Washington state, she travels extensively to deliver her highly rated Young Author and Family Literacy programs to students, teachers and parents throughout the United States.

"Barbara Jean, the Story Queen"