Writer, speaker, educator
Trisha Speed Shaskan
Trisha Speed Shaskan has written fifty books for children, including her most recent picture book THE ITTY-BITTY WITCH illustrated by Xindi Yan, the picture book PUNK SKUNKS and the Q & RAY graphic novel series for young readers, both of which are illustrated by her husband Stephen Shaskan. Trisha enjoys visiting elementary schools and libraries where she shares her passion for literature and writing. She has taught storytelling or creative writing to students at every level from kindergarten to graduate-school. Trisha has an MFA in creative writing from Minnesota State University, Mankato. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with Stephen, and their dogs, Beatrix and Murray.