MORE ABOUT DEE LEONE
The author’s interests include amateur photography, scrapbooking, and travel (except for the actual traveling part). She also enjoys devouring books and chocolate… one figuratively and one literally. Unfortunately, one of those literally goes to her figure.
Dee is a member of SCBWI, a neighborhood book club, and an awesome local critique group. She also does volunteer work. All of her author profits from the sale of this book will be donated to charity.
Dee tutored college math and taught at the elementary level in Ohio, California, and Texas. She was also a teacher's assistant for the gifted program in Alaska. After she had her own children to experiment on, she stayed home and took up writing.
Dee is married and has two daughters. They turned out great despite the fact that one parent is the aforementioned author.
The older daughter is an aspiring author, extremely fast reader, and is excellent at editing. She spends her free time preparing for the zombie apocalypse.
The younger daughter usually had her feet on a four-inch wide beam instead of her nose in a four-inch thick book. She made up for that by reading colossal medical textbooks as she pursued her doctorate.
Dee’s husband is an adrenaline junkie. He can often be found climbing a cliff, gliding on a zip-line, rappelling down a waterfall, or running a marathon. Alternatively, he might be napping from all the exertion.
Last, but not least, is the family cat who "helps" type up manuscripts by walking across the keyboard. Click, clack, meow!
Picture books, leveled readers, middle grade novels, non-fiction, and silly verse are some of the things Dee enjoys writing. She has had more than 20 reproducible books published in the educational market, covering topics such as language arts, science, and holidays.
In addition, dozens of her word puzzles, poems, songs, plays, short stories, and teaching ideas have appeared in magazines such as Highlights for Children and Children’s Digest.
Dee is currently working on many projects, including a co-written screenplay. Though animation scripts are usually developed in-house, she is writing in her house and figures that should qualify. She also has ideas for several more Bizz and Buzz adventures!
In Case You're Wondering
Dee is an author because no one would hire her as a chef.
Bizz and Buzz Make Honey Buns Text copyright © 2014 by Dee Leone Art by Maritie Illustrations copyright © 2014 Penguin Group (USA) LLC Grosset & Dunlap/Penguin Core Concepts