Bio (Original)

Charlene Avery enjoys meeting others in the writing and children’s lit worlds. She volunteers at a local elementary school library. She’s an active member of SCBWI – Wisconsin, SW region, & Diversity committee. She participates in 12 x 12, and We Need Diverse Books.

Charlene enjoys writing chapter books, picture books, and everything in between. Some of her non-fiction stories switch to fiction, and vice versa after critiques and contemplation. In 2019 she’ll be exploring freelance writing and work for hire in her areas of expertise.

She lives near Cross Plains, WI and loves spending time outdoors, reading, traveling, creating, and exploring. She also enjoys being an Occupational Therapist at a community hospital where she works with people who have cognitive, physical, neurological, and other challenges and concerns.

Below are some organizations Charlene is an active member of, and places she’s attended classes and conferences.

Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators