So glad to meet you!

Hello, I’m Rona Shirdan, a children’s writer, editor, and sensitivity reader. I’ve volunteered on a crisis hotline, sold toys, and worked for a Fortune 100 company for more than 40 years (now retired).  I currently serve as the ARA for Eastern PA SCBWI where my job is supporting new members and new writers.

In my free time, you’ll find me reading mysteries and children’s books. I have a special love for picture books – fiction AND nonfiction. Most days, you can catch me leaving my local library while balancing a large stack of books.

I live outside of Philadelphia with my husband, Andre. We have two adult sons, Aaron and Michael. I have a dislike for snow and a fondness for prairie dogs and giraffes.