Irene Applebaum Buchine has a Master’s in Education and worked in early childhood settings for more than a decade. Her interest in art and communication led her to start a successful design and marketing studio. Irene began writing memoir in 2006 and soon after she returned to her love of illustration.
She was diagnosed with dyslexia at the age of 19 and has known what it is like to feel unseen, marginalized and helpless. She hopes this book gives voice to the children in darkness and encouragement to those who love them.
Irene lives in New Hampshire with her husband, Herb, and their dog, Woody. She has one son, three stepchildren, and a growing brood.
Irene is a member of SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) and many writers’ groups.