Kim Sponaugle

Kim Sponaugle

Kim Sponaugle brings 15 years of freelance children’s book illustration and design experience to Fruitbearer Publishing. A graduate of The Art Institute of Philadelphia, she began working for David C. Cook Publishing designing children’s curriculum and products but soon found her heart’s vocation in children’s illustration. In 2000, Kim illustrated her first picture book series Beatrice Loses Her Doll and Beatrice’s New Clothes with Concordia Publishing House and has been fascinated with the process and creation of children’s books ever since. In 2007, Kim started Picture Kitchen Studio and has had the pleasure of interacting and working with both traditional publishers and independently published authors on illustration projects. She is a children’s book cover designer and has illustrated more than fifty books for kids. Kim received The Mom’s Choice Award, Pinnacle Book Award, CIPA EVVY Award, Reader’s Favorite Awards, is Story Monster approved, and most recently won a Purple Dragonfly Award (first place for illustrations, Nickerbacher, the Funniest Dragon.) Partial clients list: Warner Press, Concordia Publishing House, Christian Focus Publications, Cuddly Buddly Crafts, Guardian Angel Publishing, Halo Publishing, Images Press, Old School House Magazine, Stories for Children Magazine. Kim lives in Salem County, New Jersey, with her husband, son, and little Westie. Visit Kim at http://www.picturekitchenstudio.com/.

CANDY ABBOTT is an author, publisher, inspirational speaker, and grandmom. But most of all, she sees herself as a “fruitbearer” as it is her life’s goal to exhibit the Fruit of the Spirit (Gal. 5:22-23) in all that she does. She began writing in 1983, around the same time she co-founded Sisters in Christ, a women's prayer group. Candy is a charter member of Southern Delaware Toastmasters, elder and deacon at the Georgetown Presbyterian Church, director of the annual Fruitbearer conference, and founder of Delmarva Christian Writers’ Fellowship. In January 2014, Candy founded Mothers With a Mission, an organization devoted to strengthening the moral and spiritual foundation of our homes, families, and communities. She and her husband, Drew, own and operate Fruitbearer Publishing, LLC, an award-winning company, established in 1999. They have three children and four grandchildren, all near their home in Georgetown, Delaware. For more information visit www.fruitbearer.com.

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