Meet the Instructor

Jolie Stekly

Jolie Stekly teaches writing and literature classes to children and adults. She is also a freelance writer; her fiction work is represented by Stimola Literary Studio. She has spent the last ten years involved in the children’s book industry and is actively involved in the western Washington chapter of the Society of Children’s Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). From 2006 to 2009 she served as one of the chapter’s co-regional advisors. In 2009 she was honored as SCBWI’s Member-of-the-Year and continues to work for the organization as the director of the western Washington fall retreat, “Weekend on the Water.” She is also a member of SCBWI’s team blog. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Washington and received her Master in Teaching from Seattle University.