A Storytelling of Picture Books

Children's Stage at Decatur Recreation Center presented by Decatur Education Foundation

Saturday, 11:30-12:00

Erin Russell, Natalie Nelson, and Jonathan Voss create picture books that take flight with tooth fairies, ravens and a very brave stuffed owl.


Natalie Nelson


Natalie Nelson's illustrations have appeared in many publications, including the New York Times, Bitter Southerner, and the Washington Post. She is the illustrator of The King of the Birds, written by Acree Graham Macam, and Uncle Holland, written by JonArno Lawson. She lives in Atlanta with her husband.

Erin Russell


Erin Danielle Russell has been writing stories since she learned how to spell. When she grew up, she became coauthor of The New York Times bestselling Dork Diaries series with her mom, Rachel Renee Russell. She currently lives in Virginia with her husband, Jacob, and her spunky teddy bear, Stanley. When Erin’s not writing or daydreaming, she likes to cook, travel, play video games, and watch cartoons.

Jonathon D. Voss


Jonathan D. Voss was a portrait artist and graphic designer before becoming a children's book illustrator. Winnie: The True Story of the Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh by Sally Walker was his first book. Brave Enough for Two is his author-illustrator debut. He lives in North Carolina with his family.


Madison Hatfield

When she's not selling books at Little Shop of Stories, Madison Hatfield is running around Atlanta acting, writing, and improvising. She helps run Shakespeare on Draught, a "Best of Atlanta" Shakespeare company, and she writes and performs sketches with her team Eternal Slumber Party. Learn more at www.madisonhatfield.com!