Hailing from Hong Kong, this writing momma has years of experience under her belt. After moving to Los Angeles, Sheena got bitten by the acting bug. A few years later, she found herself planning events for various organizations and businesses. Shortly after, Sheena became a mom to two beautiful, goofy, and smart girls. Becoming a mother has led her to being an editor, director, and creator of ASL Nook. Now, she is getting her hands wet with writing a new children’s book series!
Casie Trace is a freelance illustrator from Macon, Ga. She studied Studio Art at Georgia College and State University where she received a BA in 2011 with a concentration in Painting. She works in a variety of media including digital art, watercolor, collage, pastel, and ink. Her main focus is illustrating for children’s books, but she also creates artwork for murals, board games, fantasy books, and her sketch blog!
Aside from art-making, Casie loves baking, traveling, collecting anything panda-related, and playing lots of board games!
Finally in the city he loves, Austin, Texas, Manny is a proud dad of two unique girls that amaze him daily. Manny is also a branding daddy to two brands: the Shay & Ivy Children’s Book Series and ASL Nook. A kid at heart, Manny brings fresh ideas to his budding brands and wacky kids. Becoming a dad made him realize he needed to find and focus on his passions to make a true difference in our world. You can find Manny doing tumbles around the house, hogging the trampoline, and playing numerous characters for his family. Carpe Diem!
While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about. This is why Shay and Ivy are our Protagonists. Other than being the Writing Momma and Branding Daddy’s daughters, they breathe life into the Shay & Ivy children’s book series. What we see in them is what the readers will see in the books. Their stories, sweet & sour, are being captured and retold in their own magical ways. We, as a family, truly hope our readers will dive into their world and will learn, like Shay & Ivy, to simply be yourselves.