OUR PEOPLE

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JESSICA ELIN

Co-Author

I’ve always loved words.  My editorial career spanned 20 years on two coasts, working for professional and consumer magazines, where I also authored and ghostwrote books ranging from home design to health care. When I moved from LA to Chicago with two young kids, I balanced full-time mom with part-time freelance until co-founding Cookie Bear Press.

JENNIFER ELIN COLE

Co-Author

With three grown kids, I'm transitioning from co-authoring children’s books to writing for grown-ups. It's a shift from 20+ years of operations, marketing, problem-solving, client management, strategic planning, messaging, and recruiting to content development and storytelling for business owners and solo professionals.

BONNIE BRIGHT

Illustrator

I carried a childhood passion for drawing and painting forward to study fine arts and illustration at both UC Santa Barbara and then Cal State University, before launching a 15-year career animating and illustrating educational computer games, children’s books, and several animated book apps.children’s books, and several animated book apps.