Mary Cummings, Agent and Founder

Chambrae Griffith

Griffith, Chambrae

Photo Credit: Meagan Jensen

In SAFE AND WARM, a cozy, lyrical board book, the theme is comfort and reassurance. A winter storm is brewing and snow swirls around hiding the pig pen, the field and other places. Barn hugs all the animals close and secure inside.

Its companion volume, OUT TO EXPLORE, has a theme of self-confidence. With the coming of spring, Barn gently nudges the animals outdoors to explore their world and express themselves in it. At day's end, they - together with some new additions - come back into the comfy security of Barn.

Chambrae Griffith received a first place in Susanna Hill's 2019 Valentiny Contest. She's several times attended the Rutgers University Council on Children's Literature One-on-One Conference. Active in SCBWI, she's also a participant in Julie Hedlund's 12 x 12 Picture Book Challenge. She taught tumbling and gymnastics to children for over sixteen years, and is a volunteer with local youth groups and in the elementary schools.




(Both Cottage Door Press; illustrator TBD)