Twin Pens


Erin K. Schonauer and Jamie C. Schonauer are identical twins and write together as a team. They’re award-winning authors of the nonfiction book Early Burbank. Their work has also appeared in children’s magazines and has been internationally produced. As twins, they share a close bond and a passion for storytelling. Their interest in writing and storytelling was sparked at an early age when they visited their local library and immersed themselves in the world of books. Here, they cherished some of their fondest memories like reading The Baby-Sitters Club and Sweet Valley Twins. The sisters have been writing together for over 10 years and especially have a tender spot for writing children’s stories. Erin and Jamie’s unique bond as twins makes writing twice as fun! Plus, they are best friends! Connect with the sisters at:



Kathleen Schonauer, born in Chicago, is an author, artist, poet and teacher. She is also an Art Specialist for grades K through 14 in the State of Illinois. After attending the American Academy of Art in Chicago, she graduated from Illinois State University with a BS in Art Education. Later she earned two master's degrees: MA in Curriculum and Instruction from Concordia University (River Forest, IL) and a MA in Humanities/Mythology from Atlantic University (Virginia Beach, VA). Her career as a teacher spanned more than thirty years, teaching first at the elementary school level and, later, as an adjunct professor at the college level.She believes that children are natural artists whose imagination is their greatest asset. As Albert Einstein once said, Imagination is more important than knowledge. It has been her aim to open up the gates of creativity for her students and readers.As an artist, she works in mixed media: ceramics, metals, collage, drawing, and painting. Currently, she is a member of the National Collage Society, and the International Collage Card Exchange. Kathleen now resides in Buckeye, Arizona. Contact her at: