Gloria G. Adams
Gloria grew up in one of the small Ohio towns that line the shores of Lake Erie. The town’s library had been squeezed into the vacant rooms of a crooked old house that was only accessible by way of a damp, spooky tunnel that ran beneath the highway. She spent many days there, especially in the summer, reading as many books as she could. It was no surprise that Gloria grew up to become a librarian.
Gloria loved her job as a children’s librarian. Many times, as she was reading a picture book to the children in Story Hour, she would dream that one day a librarian might read a book to the kids that was written by her. That dream came true with the publication of Ah-Choo!, written with co-author, Lana Wayne Koehler. It’s a perfect Story Hour book.
Ah-Choo! was Gloria’s second book. Her first book, My Underpants are Made from Plants, is a non-fiction eBook on natural resources, written with Vera J. Hurst, and published in an educational database through Schoolwide, Inc.
Gloria’s other books include Violent Video Games and Society, Coping with Sexism and Misogyny, and 21st Century Spaceships.
Gloria has written for anthologies, magazines, and the Children’s Writer’s and Illustrator’s Market. One of her very first publications was a children’s counting song called Five Little Skunks, through Twin Sister’s Productions.
Gloria has been a speaker at libraries and conferences and has taught International Storytelling as an adjunct professor for Ashland College. In 2016, she co-founded a critique editing service, Two-4-One Kid Critiques, with friend and children’s author, Jean Daigneau. Gloria also contributes to the blog, A Song of Six Pens, and is an active member of SCBWI.