About the Author and Illustrator

Author Leanne Shirtliffe

Leanne Mitts 2014 High ResLeanne Shirtliffe is an award-winning humor writer. She writes for the Huffington Post and Nickelodeon’s humor site NickMom.com and authored the book Don’t Lick the Minivan (2013). Leanne had her own around-the-world adventure: she met her husband in Bahrain and they had twins in Bangkok. After eight years of living in Asia, they moved to Calgary, Alberta where Leanne teaches high school English. You can read more about her misadventures at her blog, IronicMom.


Illustrator Tina Kügler

photo-8Illustrator Tina Kügler lives in Los Angeles with her artist husband, three boys and an enormous hairy dog named Harryhausen. The Change Your Name Store is Tina’s illustration debut after 13 years of trying to get published, so she is understandably excited.
Tina spent ten years drawing storyboards in the animation industry for studios such as Walt Disney, Nickelodeon, and Warner Bros., then owned a children’s bookshop, and worked in the youth department of a public library (where her singing made small children weep with terror). Tina is also a Cub Scout leader and has no spare time. Visit Tina and see her upcoming books at TinaKuglerStudio.com.


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