Colleen Paeff is the author of THE GREAT STINK: HOW JOSEPH BAZALGETTE SOLVED LONDON’S POOP POLLUTION PROBLEM (illustrated by Nancy Carpenter; Margaret K McElderry Books/Simon & Schuster, 2021). Fueled by English breakfast tea, a burning curiosity, and a love of research, Colleen writes picture books from a book-lined office in an old pink house with a view of the Hollywood sign. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators and The Soaring 20s, a group of debut authors and illustrators with picture books releasing in 2020. Find her on Twitter and Instagram @ColleenPaeff.
Colleen is represented by Clelia Gore of Martin Literary Management.
Awards & Recognition
2018 Runner-Up, SCBWI-Los Angeles Writer's Day Contest–Nonfiction, THE GREAT STINK: HOW JOSEPH BAZALGETTE SOLVED LONDON'S POOP POLLUTION PROBLEM (This stinky tale is coming to libraries and book stores near you in March of 2021!)
2017 Writing with the Stars Mentorship
2016 Featured on SCBWI's Community Corner
2016 First Place Winner, SCBWI-Los Angeles Writer's Day Contest–Nonfiction, ART ON WHEELS: PAKISTAN'S DECORATED TRUCKS
2014 First Place Winner, SCBWI-Los Angeles Writer's Day Contest–Picture Book, KIKO HELD TIGHT