Kalee Gwarjanski is a homeschooling mama to 4 book-loving kiddos living in the woods of Maine with her always patient husband. She received both her bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and Master of Science in Teaching from the University of Maine. Between degrees, she followed her passion of food by attending Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Institute in Ottawa.
Her love for books started way before all that. She vividly remembers reading “Chrysanthemum” by Kevin Henkes in the library corner during kindergarten. And once Kalee started reading, she devoured books as fast as her dad could put them on her bookshelf. Sharing that love with her children each day is truly the best gift.
Kalee worked as a personal chef before writing picture books full time. Her stories are sometimes silly, often lyrical, and nearly always include food. She writes to encourage children and their families to learn about where their food comes from and most importantly to have fun in the kitchen.
When Kalee is not writing or cooking, she enjoys kayaking, hiking, and crafting. But to be honest, she is probably cleaning something off of someone.
Kalee has been published in Highlights High Five and Cricket Babybug magazines.