Troy Muilenburg is an award winning children’s book author. His children’s book Mommy Loves Baby won the Gold at the 2016 IBPA Ben Franklin Awards, for Best Children’s Book ages 0-3. His second book co-authored with his wife Barb, Silly Zoo Is All I Can Say was awarded Creative Child Magazine’s 2016 Book of the Year.
With the release of Silly Zoo Is All I Can Say, Troy and barb started the Write Your Way program. This is a reading and writing program designed for Kindergarten thru 3rd grade. Students read the book and then draw and write their own story their way about their favorite animal with the provided worksheets.
He has been the Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Ellsworth Community College since 1999, he has assisted countless young men in pursuing their dream of playing college basketball but more importantly continue their education and earn their associates degree before they move on to a university for their Bachelor’s degree.
Troy and Barb have 5 children who were their inspiration in writing and publishing children’s books.
Barb Muilenburg is an award winning children’s book author. Her children’s book Silly Zoo Is All I Can Say, co-written with her husband Troy, was awarded Creative Child Magazine’s 2016 Book of the Year. Together they developed the Write Your Way program, this is a reading and writing program designed for children 4-8 years old.
While her children were growing up she was very active in her children’s day to day activities as she served as a room mother for several years, as well as being a Boy Scout Leader and Sunday School teacher. Her family is still very much in her heart and values every moment she is around them. The thought of those special times is what makes writing children’s books so fulfilling.
Today she still enjoys being outside, biking, hiking, running, kayaking, fishing and walking her dog Paisley. Barb is a member of the Iowa Falls Rotary, a Realtor and fitness instructor.
About the Illustrator (Mommy Loves Baby)
Andrea Dickkut grew up in America’s Heartland. A farm in Iowa is where she began exploring the beauty, challenges, and the mystery of the world. She learned to appreciate nature and its bounty, as well as the satisfaction of making a living with one’s bare hands. Currently, she works with both fine art and custom painting and resides in Phoenix, Arizona.
About the Illustrator (Silly Zoo Is All I Can Say)
Len DiSalvo is an illustrator and animator for a wide range of print projects and award-winning computer games. He currently teaches art illustration and animation and lives in Austin, Texas.