Introducing Pam Coughlan, Fiction Picture Books Category

Pam2010 As the daughter of teachers turned artisans, Pam grew up saturated with the values of education and art. The literature she added herself, surviving long weekends on the craft show circuit with her precious books. Exposed to many styles and forms of art, her own talent tapered off at doodling – and the occasional clay dragon. Many years later, she rediscovered children's books working at the public library, and as a blogger for MotherReader and PBS Booklights. It seems fitting that her childhood years would evolve to this role as the Cybils organizer for Fiction Picture Books, where she combines her love of learning, literature, and art.

–Pam Coughlan, MotherReader