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Rita Lorraine

Rita Lorraine

Hello Everyone! I'm a former educator of 20+ years with an advanced degree in School Psychology and I'm currently a full-time children's writer, ghost writer, and freelance editor. I earned the 2014 SCBWI Letter of Merit for an unpublished Multicultural manuscript; I am the 2012 Lee and Low New Voices Award Winner; I am the author of Getting a Job in the Food Industry (Rosen Publishing, 2013), Getting the Most Out of MOOC: Massive Open Online Courses (Rosen, 2015); The Right Degree for Me in Healthcare (Rosen, 2015); and African Americans of Chattanooga: A History of Unsung Heroes (The History Press, 2008). I am also a Media Professional for the New York Journal of Books, a member of, and a member of 12x12 - 12 Picture Books, 12 Months.

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    Kristi Bernard

    This is a great interview. I love the illustrations. Thanks for sharing Don.

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    Thank you for this wonderful interview. It’s interesting to get to know a little bit the “behind-the-scene” of illustrators. 🙂

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    Rita Lorraine Hubbard

    Rita Lorraine Hubbard

    Hey Nathalie,
    Thanks for stopping by. I was very interested in hearing Don’s answers because I have many friends who are illustrators, and they’re all still trying to break into the business. Don’s answers were very informative.

    Have a great week!

    Rita L.

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    Sarah S

    hello, I’m new on here and excited to be a part of the discussion.

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    Rita Lorraine Hubbard

    Rita Lorraine Hubbard

    Hi Sarah,
    So glad you stopped by. I hope Don Tate’s interview is as inspirational to you as it was to me. Are you an illustrator, or a children’s book writer? We would love to hear from you again.

    Rita Lorraine

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