A social justice loving husband and wife writing team living in Naperville, they’ve traveled around the world in search of stories – to China, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, England, and Africa – to Kenya and Tanzania. In keeping with their world focus, they are creating Books and Graphic Novels set in rural Illinois, renaissance Italy, Africa, even another Planet.
We love to create in a variety of media. Our company is MARCH Creative Services – Mary And Rich CHamberlin, get it? Ha.
Mary: Hi everyone! I have a background in all aspects of Television production – directing, writing, producing and editing, camera and crew. I’ve worked on many documentaries from dishwashers to tires. Yes, tires are fun and so are dishwashers. Besides being an author, I am a long-time member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and an Illinois Network Rep. Guess what? I have a project in the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. No kidding.
Rich: Hello! My education and experience is in Science and Engineering. (Yes, I understand the inner workings of a cell phone AND cloud technology – whoa!) Besides my children’s book writing, I have written technical manuals and lots of computer code. Yikes! I also am a long-time member of The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and Mary’s SCBWI Illinois co-network rep. I have a degree in metallurgical engineering so I know exactly how to construct a sword to slay dragons. But, I won’t slay any as they are pretty cool.
Mary has significant experience as a Media Producer, and together with Rich they are ScreenwritingU ProSeries Grads with several completed feature scripts.