Caron Levis (MFA; LMSW) is the author of several star reviewed and award winning picture books including the Feeling-Friends collection: Feathers Together, This Way, Charlie, upcoming Mighty Muddy Us (Abrams) and Ida, Always (Atheneum) which the New York Times Book Review calls, “an example of children’s books at their best.” Other titles include: Stop That Yawn! (Atheneum); Mama’s Shoes (Abrams); May I Have A Word? (FSG) Caron is a professor at NYU and The New School where she is the chair of The New School’s Writing for Children/YA MFA program. As a social worker she has facilitated loss & bereavement groups for kids and parents. With a background in acting, meditation, and over 25 years as an SEL arts educator in various settings. Caron uses a blend of drama and writing techniques to create a variety of interactive workshops for children and adults that approach a playful approach to exploring practical skills. Caron was born, raised, and currently lives in New York City. Visit her at www.caronlevis.com.