Who We Are
Claudia Zoe Bedrick
Claudia Zoe Bedrick is the publisher, editor, and art director of Enchanted Lion Books, an award-winning, family-owned company in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The thoughtfulness and creativity of her son, her nieces and nephews, the young people with whom she works, and of children everywhere nourish her sense of hope every single day.
Kate Finney grew up next to a nature preserve on the outskirts of Philadelphia, where she spent most of her time reading. Now she reads and writes in Brooklyn.
Sarah Klinger is proud to count 'trilobite' as one of her first words. She has always been obsessed with unusual animals and the diversity of the natural world. After studying French and Psychology as an undergraduate, she received her MFA at School of Visual Arts. She now lives in Los Angeles with her family, where she draws, paints, translates, and has set a goal of walking every street on foot (eventually).
Julie Kwon was born and raised in the suburbs in northern New Jersey, the child of a family of Taekwondo masters. From the start she proved to have no natural athletic ability, but made up for it with a rabid appetite for books and drawing. To this day she remains uninterested in athletics but passionate about art and reading.
Eugenia Mello is an illustrator and graphic designer from Buenos Aires, Argentina currently living and drawing in NYC. She is passionate about rhythm, movement, and feelings, and uses color and shape to translate into drawing the things that are difficult to put into words. She is always hoping to get music out of her images.
Nadine France Martine Pinede
Nadine Pinede is a Haitian-American poet, author, editor, and translator of works for adults and children. In her writing and life, she relishes exploring boundaries. She now lives with her husband and their two Hoosier cats on Belgium’s linguistic border, within sight of a primeval beech forest.
Emma Vitoria is a Brazilian-American illustrator & designer with a love for creating images and objects that make people smile! Inspired by the diversity and vibrance of her culture and of Brooklyn, she is passionate about storytelling that is inclusive, thoughtful, and empowering.
Lauren White is an editor and writer, originally from Seattle, whose plays and poems have been performed in New York and internationally. She graduated with a degree in Classical Literature and Theatre from Fordham University and then went on to study in Dublin, Ireland at The Gaiety: National Theater School of Ireland. Lauren has been a passionate reader since childhood and is excited by stories that are imaginative, creative and curious. She is particularly interested in reading stories that explore worlds far different from her own.