Annie Cronin Romano
I am a children's writer who signed her first book contract in April 2017! My debut picture book, BEFORE YOU SLEEP: A BEDTIME BOOK OF GRATITUDE, is due out in October 2018. NIGHT TRAIN: A JOURNEY FROM DUSK TO DAWN, my second picture book, will be released in April 2019. I specialize in picture books and middle grade novels and have loved writing creatively since I could hold a pencil. At age six, I sat down at my kitchen table and wrote my first poem on a 3×3 inch scrap of paper! After graduating from Boston College in 1992 with a degree in English, I went on to earn my teaching certification in high school English and a master’s degree in communication disorders. I currently work as a speech-language therapist in the public schools and write for children every chance I get. An active member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, I am continually striving to hone my craft through critique groups, writers' networks, coursework, and children's literature conferences. Chocolate, too, is essential to my writing process!