Board of Directors at IBPA
Organization: Western Washington University
MaryAnn Faubion Kohl, a former elementary education teacher, launched Bright Ring Publishing, Inc. in 1985 with her first book, “Scribble Cookies” (now available as “Scribble ART”). Bright Ring has published nine books by MaryAnn about art for children, their parents, teachers, and care providers, as well as twelve titles for Gryphon House, Inc. (with international rights in over ten languages). Her newest title is “Action Art”.
MaryAnn presents internationally on the topics of art for children and self-publishing for writers, writes for many blogs and magazines, was a prop designer for a Jim Henson Company TV program, and consults for numerous educational groups like Kaplan Early Learning, Discount School Supply, Nickelodeon, Blue’s Clues, and Fisher-Price. She enjoys writing short essays on memorable childhood experiences. MaryAnn lives in Bellingham, Washington on a windy beach.