A broadcaster-turned-teacher, Marcy Winograd has taught English for fifteen years in California’s public schools, where she engages students in writing their own television scripts, hosting poetry cafes, and organizing debates. Prior to teaching for LAUSD, Marcy worked as an award-winning radio journalist for National Public Radio and Pacifica Network affiliates. She lives with her husband Ira “Buddy” Gottlieb in Santa Monica.
Jackie Hirtz, MS Ed., a former elementary school teacher, is a writer and writing coach. Jackie’s credits include Disney, The Los Angeles Times, and the Brentwood Media Group. Together, she and Marcy wrote for children’s television, including Nickelodeon’s animated series “Doug.” Jackie is training her puppy to become a registered therapy dog as well as a Reading Education Assistance Dog (R.E.A.D. ™).