Brenda Maier, Children's Author

I'm lucky to be able to do lots of things I love. I'm a picture book author, mother of five, public school teacher, and board member of OAGCT, the Oklahoma chapter of the National Association for Gifted Children. 

​Growing up, I never thought I'd be able to go to college. The fact that I did (and grad school!) makes me want to show children that they can do amazing things too--things they might not think they can do. I love traditional tales, but I also love writing stories that speak to the experiences of kids today; happily, sometimes, those two loves intersect, such as in the Ruby stories. 

When I'm not teaching or writing, I like to read, cook, or go on adventures to new places with my family. So far, we've been to more than half of the United States! 

One of my favorite things about being an author is visiting other schools. If you're interested in a school visit, click the contact tab above. If you're a fellow teacher, check out the Teacher Page for fun freebie lessons and activities.