A Woman of Many Hats |Author Charlotte Riggle
Charlotte Riggle wears many different hats in her life. She is a picture book author, a technical writer, a blogger. Her first picture book was a finalist in the 2015 Best Book Awards. A technical newsletter she wrote was honored by the Society of Technical Communicators. Her poetry was recognized by the Southern Literary Festival.
Charlotte has four children, a stepchild, godchildren, and an adorable grandchild whose nursery she keeps well stocked with books. When her children were young, she did all the ordinary things that mothers do: reading stories, supervising homework and chores, and feeling quite certain she would never get enough sleep ever again. She did less ordinary things, too, like training a service dog for one of her kids.
Because of her children’s needs, Charlotte became an advocate for people with disabilities. Now that her children are grown, she’s sharing what she’s learned on her blog and in her books. It’s all illuminated by faith, brimming with hope, and seasoned with picture books. Sign up for her newsletter so you don’t miss a thing.
Her first book, Catherine’s Pascha, is as beautiful as Pascha itself, with words that sparkle and illustrations that glow with the joy of the feast.
Catherine doesn’t like vegetables. She doesn’t like naps. She doesn’t like it when her mom combs her hair. She loves hot dogs, chocolate cake, and her best friend, Elizabeth. Most of all, she loves Pascha! Pascha, the Orthodox Christian Easter, is celebrated in the middle of the night, with processions and candles and bells and singing. And Catherine insists that she’s not a bit sleepy.
Catherine’s Pascha was a finalist in the 2015 Best Book Awards.
Her most recent book, The Saint Nicholas Day Snow, follows Catherine and her best friend Elizabeth during a surprise snowstorm on St. Nicholas Eve.