Tara Lazar is an established children’s picture book author with six titles in print. Tara is the founder of Storystorm (formerly called Picture Book Idea Month), a popular writing challenge held on her blog since 2009. The event draws over 2,500 participants and more than 100,000 hits to her website. Her blog/website has nearly 8,000 followers, as does her Twitter feed. She has presented at regional SCBWI conferences and is a council member of the Rutgers University Council on Children’s Literature.