Taneeka Bourgeois-daSilva is an award-winning author, credentialed teacher, blogger, and entrepreneur. She has over ten years' experience as a teacher and is the author of the Little Kids, Big Voices book series. She has taken several creative writing courses through the UCLA Extension Writers' Program and has two Master's degrees. She is CEO of Building Voices and TCD Kids Foundation, and is a member of SCBWI and IBPA. Her first book, Broccoli Chronicles won the 2015 National Indie Excellence Award in Children's Fiction and Honorable Mention in Foreword Reviews' 2014 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award for Juvenile Fiction! Taneeka's article's, "Try, Try Again" and "Feedback That's Fulfilling" were both published in the IBPA Independent Magazine.