ABOUT US

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Rene Rawls

Author

Rene is a former teacher turned writer who now has a classroom full of students all over the world! Her work has been acknowledged by several programs, including the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and she was the recipient of the 1st Annual Mandela Day/Tribeca All Access Award where she wrote and produced the animated film Sule and the Case of the Tiny Sparks. Rene loves capturing those fun, magical moments of learning in her work, and her heart melts when she’s asked by kids to create more content.  

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Brittnie Brotzman

Illustrator

Brittnie is a digital artist with an extensive career working in animation and games creating concept art, character designs, backgrounds and storyboards. However, storytelling has always been her passion and creating illustrations for children's books is where she is happiest. She has a BFA degree from San José State University's animation/illustration program. She lives with her husband, daughter and 3 cats in San Jose, CA. 

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5 FUN FACTS

2015

The year the Kickstarter Campaign for the book was officially launched and Rene and Brittnie started working on Sule and the Case of the Tied-up Lion.

152 Backers

Financially contributed to the Kickstarter Campaign that brought Sule and the Case of the Tied-up Lion to life.

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This is the image that secured Brittnie the job as Character Designer on the animated short film: Sule and the Case of the Tiny Sparks.

10 years

Rene and Brittnie have worked together for over 10 years, but they’ve never physically met. 

Rene is not sure how many drafts she completed for the book, but this is an example of one.

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