Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Speaker Profile - Cindy Leopold-Ritsko

Illustrator, Other, and Writer

Region: Nevada
Age Levels: 5-10
Will Travel: Anywhere in my country
Skype Visit: Yes
SCBWI Profile: Member Profile
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Residing in North Las Vegas, I'm the Assistant Regional Advisor for SCBWI Nevada, community volunteer, and contributing children's writer for LV Pet Scene Magazine under the pen name, C. A. Ritz.  I find joy visiting classrooms to inspire students and encourage literacy. Children can do most anything if encouraged to read and allowed to dream.

 Originally from Ohio, I earned an A.A. in Business, a B.A. with emphasis in education, and a M.A. in theology. In pursuit of my aspirations, I returned to college to study computer graphics and fine arts. When asked, I highly recommend SCBWI and Storyteller Academy, where i work as the Community Management Assistant.

Presentation Description:

Literacy is emphasis: Reading, Writing, Dreaming!

Reaching and encouraging children, especially those who do not like to read.