Jeaninne Escallier Kato is a retired public school educator, currently coaching new teachers for Placer County, whose muse is inspired by the Mexican culture. Her work with bilingual education, as well as developing her own 501 (c) (3) mentoring program for Latino youth, inspired her to write the notable children’s book Manuel’s Murals.
Her piece “A Desert Rose” won the 2017 Fall Flash Fiction Contest for Women on Writing. Her piece “Milagro” came in second place for the 2020 Women on Writing Fall Flash Fiction contest. Jeaninne is published in several online literary magazines and in two issues of Chicken Soup for the Soul. Her story “Swimming Lessons” is featured in the anthology book Gifts From Our Grandmothers, replete with a dedication from Eleanor Roosevelt’s granddaughter. Jeaninne is currently workshopping her memoir “B.J’s Promise” with Gold Country Writers. She lives in Rocklin with her husband, Glenn, and three rescued fur babies. You can find Jeaninne on her website: http://manuelsmurals-blog.tumblr.com