• Gloria Adams - Author Gloria always dreamed of being a writer and majored in English at Kent State University.  But she put that dream aside to get married and raise her children. She taught preschool for a short while, then went to work at Cuyahoga Falls Library when her two children were teenagers. She knew she was where she belonged and spent the next 25 years working happily as a children’s librarian. Eventually, Gloria went back to school at Kent to get her Master’s Degree in Library Science. She secured a professional librarian job at Stow Public Library in 2004 and retired from there in 2012. In 2014, Gloria became an adjunct professor at Ashland University and taught a college class in international storytelling. Gloria started working on her writing seriously about three years before she retired and joined a writing critique group and SCBWI. She had spent so many years telling oral stories and reading picture books in story hour that she thought it would be easy to write books similar to what she had been reading. Wrong! Gloria says she had a lot to learn, and is still learning.  Credits & Book List: Credits include: Publication in an anthology, Turtle Magazine, Girlworks Magazine, and Early Years Magazine. Gloria's first  picture book is coming out in 2016, written with Lana Koehler. She also has an e-book titled My Underpants Are Made from Plants under contract with Schoolwide, Inc., written with Vera J. Hurst, that is due out in Spring 2015. Gloria sold a song to Twin Sisters Productions and has won prizes in two writing contests. She is also a contributor to the above-mentioned anthology, Library Youth Outreach. Visit Gloria on the web at http://gloriagadams.com.

SCBWI on Ohio Radio

Ohio Public Radio 89.7FM WKSU featured an interview with Northern Ohio SCBWI members on The Regina Brett Show. "Children's Books," an hour-long radio show, originally aired Wednesday September 21, 2011. LISTEN to a recording of the show.


Coming Soon!

March 21: Critique Meet with Gloria Adams


April 18: Critique Meet with Charlie Colman


April 25: Illustrators' Meeting


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