Meet the Team!

Rebecca J. Gomez loves reading stories as much as she loves writing them. She prefers to read aloud to a live human audience, but her dogs will do in a pinch. She's the co-author of four picture books and the author of one (so far). When Rebecca's not reading or writing, she likes to bake, create artsy stuff, watch movies, play video games, garden, do puzzles, hike in the woods, and cook hearty meals for her family. She lives in Nebraska. 

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Laura Sassi has a passion for telling stories in prose and rhyme. She is the author of six picture books including the best-selling Goodnight, Ark,  Goodnight, MangerDiva Delores and the Opera House Mouse, which won First Honor Book for the 2019 Best in Rhyme Award; Love Is Kind, which was a 2020 Anna Dewdney Read Together Award Honor Book; and Little Ewe. Her next book Bunny Finds Easter releases in February 2022. She writes daily from her home in New Jersey and finds special joy in sharing themes of compassion and kindness through her picture books and at school visits and other book events. She’s excited to be a contributor at Read, Discuss, Do!

Mindy Baker, author of Mouse’s Christmas Gift, Zonderkidz 2018, resides in Indiana with her family where she is a high school Spanish teacher. Through her writing, she hopes to plant seeds of truth in the hearts of her readers. You can connect with Mindy at


Tina Cho is the author of four picture books-- Rice from Heaven, Korean CelebrationsMy Breakfast with Jesus, and The Ocean Calls: A Haenyeo Mermaid Story. Her lyrical middle grade graphic novel, The Other Side of Tomorrow, debuts from Harper Alley in 2023. After living in South Korea for ten years, Tina, her husband, and two teenagers reside in Iowa where Tina also teaches kindergarten. 

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Trine Grillo writes stories for children. When she’s not writing them, she’s reading them. A teacher and a mentor, she creates to give children an assurance of love, encouragement, and truth. Trine lives in North Idaho where Nature’s beauty provides endless inspiration.