About the BiblioKid Team -

Started in 2019, we're a woman-founded and women-led company that loves children's literature and firmly believes there's a place on a child's bookshelf for your book. (It's why we were created -- to help authors like you make your story a reality.)

Our publisher, Brooke Gansemer, founded BiblioKid Publishing after self-publishing her own book. She'd spent thousands of dollars creating a fun, engaging picture book to teach kids the alphabet -- only to be met with measly returns of only 7 cents/book from her printer and distributor. Realizing that wasn't a way for authors to make a living - let alone earn back their investment - she found a new way of doing things and connected us to our printer and distribution house.

But having a new production system wasn't enough for us.

We also wanted to make sure that the books we're creating are worth a child's time and something they'll love. (After all, if it can't hold our attention, it will never work on a five-year-old.) That's why each of our author contracts includes the full publishing experience. Because we don't want to just make your book, we want to create the BEST book we can!

Every step of the way has just been awesome! Everything has always been above and beyond my expectations of what a publisher does. The communication was so amazing! I always could reach out with any questions I had, which was great since I'm new at this.

— Candace Valek, BiblioKid Author of the Adventures of Logan & LIlly

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Over 30 Years of Publishing Experience!

Brooke Gansemer BiblioKid Publishing

Brooke Gansemer - CEO & Publisher

Brooke is an award-winning children’s book author and founder of BiblioKid Publishing. Her books have received honors such as the Moonbeam Children's Book Award, Purple Dragonfly, and Mom's Choice for honoring excellence in children's books. She's also the former Assistant Regional Advisor for SCBWI-IA/MN and a member of publishing organizations such as the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), Midwest Independent Publishers Association (MiPA), & Independent Publishers Group (IPG).

She founded BiblioKid Publishing as a way to help other children’s book writers live their publishing dreams without having to wait years for a traditional publishing contract or struggle through the self-publishing process by themselves.

Alyson Bowen | BiblioKid Project Manager

Alyson Bowen - Production Manager

Alyson is a film-based photographer living in Portland, Oregon. Raised in Florida, warm-blooded and barefooted, she made her way West after receiving her BS in Photography. She has since narrowed her focus to art education, archiving, small press publishing, and fine art print practices.

Alyson enjoys finding creative ways to support artists and writers in all stages of their career through publishing endeavors. Including all our authors and illustrators. She's excited to inspire others to chase their grandest of dreams.

Faith Martin | BiblioKid Marketing

Faith Martin - Digital Marketing

Faith is a literature-loving aspiring author with a BA in Communications from Sacramento State University. Born and raised in California, Faith is new to the state of Washington where she lives with her husband and two fur babies.

Faith's educational and personal experience in the field of Marketing and the service industry allows her to create digital content that will excite and motivate other aspiring authors. She uses that expertise to help implement the marketing strategy we’ve built together in order to sell more books.

Tiffany Chalothorn | BiblioKid Client Services

Tiffany Chalothorn - Client Services

Tiffany is an actress currently residing in New York City. Born and raised in Southern California, she made her way to the east coast where she received her BFA in Musical Theatre from The Boston Conservatory. She has performed in many parts of the country and continues to actively audition!

Tiffany uses her artistic experiences to help people and make personal connections. She is excited to put her creative and organizational skills to use in a different way!

Sarah Jane Abbott | BiblioKid Editor

Sarah Jane Abbott - Developmental Editor

Sarah Jane Abbott is an experienced editor who has spent over eight years making books for children. She got her start at Simon & Schuster’s Paula Wiseman Books and Beach Lane Books. She loves helping to make BiblioKid authors picture books coming to life.

Brigitte Brulz BiblioKid Publishing

Brigitte Brulz - CopyEditor

Expert in the Chicago Manual of Style, Brigitte works with the final edits to ensure all BiblioKid books are published to perfection. Not a single comma or spelling error gets past her. You can rest easy knowing that your book will be in Brigitte’s hands.

Christine Kettner | Art Director

Christine Kettner - Art Director

Christine Kettner tells stories through pictures and clarity of design. Throughout her many years of experience as an Art Director, she has worked with companies such as Hyperion/Disney, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and HarperCollins. She's excited to use her skills to bring BiblioKid Books to life.

Isabelle Friedman BiblioKid Publishing

Isabelle Friedman - Editing Assistant

Isabelle is Brooke’s right hand man. She hopes one day to be an editor and is studying with BiblioKid Publishing to learn everything there is to know about publishing & what it takes to write amazing stories.

They’ve been wonderful! The team provided honest, open feedback and a collaborative atmosphere. I appreciate everyone trying to make it the best it can be and sharing their thoughts and opinions.

— Katie Purcell, BiblioKid Author of Molly's Big Score

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