Meet the Geek Club Books Creative Team:
Jonathan Murphy is a SAG-AFTRA voiceover actor appears in videogames, apps, audiobooks, and throughout a major theme park. Jonathan shares his autistic life experiences through public speaking and Mighty League children’s book app series. He’s received a Temple Grandin Award and People’s Choice Award for his storytelling.
FIND MORE JONATHAN at jonincharacter.com
James Sullivan is a filmmaker who is on the autism spectrum. He has his own YouTube channel entitled Jaimetud where he reviews all forms of popular pop culture including books, movies, comics and video games. James works on Geek Club Books Bluebee TeeVee Autism Information Station where he writes the scripts, performs as on-camera host, and films and edits our popular autism education webisodes.
FIND MORE JAMES at Jaimetud
Molly Murphy is the author of the Mighty League series. She is a singer/songwriter interested in the intimacies and connectivity of music, the art of story telling, and collaborative art making. She has released two albums as a million creatures, and writes, composes, and creates under that name. She performs music on the east coast, develops new multidisciplinary projects, and works for Advance NYC, a company that consults with cultural non-profits in New York..
FIND MORE MOLLY at amillioncreatures.com
P-Scott is our book app illustrator extraordinaire. We’re giving his Disney credits a shout out…The Lion King, Hercules, Tarzan, Mulan, Beauty and the Beast…yeah, he worked on all of them and more. We’re happy that The Mighty League stories are in his hands.
Kim Johnson is all kinds of creative, too! She draws, illustrates, writes, sews, photographs, and designs cool fabrics and pillows. Her illustrations spark our imaginations and make us smile wide. Kim created our “Grady the Geekosaur” Geek Club Books and Mighty League logos, and the JMan and Mr. Redge characters.
FIND MORE KIM at kimjohnsonstudios.com
Tom and Bill Anderson from Customizabooks are the techie wizards who are turning our stories and illustrations into interactive book apps. They come from the video game industry so you know our apps are going to be super cool!
FIND MORE TOM AND BILL at customizabooks.com
AndyZ is rockin’ kindie performing artist whose music has won national awards and rave reviews. He’s in high demand, but we snagged him to write an original song to debut in our first book app—woo hoo!
FIND MORE ANDYZ at andyz.com
Karen Simpson Gardiner is a playwright, arts administrator, and mom who wants to make sure every kid can find the thing that makes them shine! Karen writes our original Dorktales scripts. When not geeking with us, she works at Peninsula Youth Theatre in Mountain View, California.
FIND MORE KAREN on our Dorktales page
Meet the Geek Club Books Curriculum Developers:
Jayne Clare developed the curriculum guide for Geek Club Books autism story app, Mighty League, Vol. 2: The Horrible Hug. Co-founder of Teachers with Apps and a leader in introducing educational technology into classrooms, Jayne has 30 years of hands-on classroom experience predominately working with special needs children. Jayne has been a leader in educational technology throughout her entire teaching career. She is the creator of one of the first genuine educational app review sites that analyzes the educational value of apps. Jayne’s expertise in this growing field of digital education has allowed her to implement essential strategies in order to ensure the academic value in every product.
FIND MORE JAYNE on Teachers with Apps
Shelah Moss and her partner Sarah developed Geek Club Books autism story app, Mighty League, Vol. 1: The Terrible Taunting. Shelah has extensive knowledge in teaching and integrating social skills for children of all ages and functioning levels. She has developed and run comprehensive programs for her clients and worked with other therapists and para-professionals as part of a team with the parents and families of the children. Shelah believes that every child can improve their quality of life by scaffolding skills with the proper support. Many of the children that she has worked with have benefited by targeting and tailoring their program to best fit their particular needs and strengths.
FIND MORE SHELAH on Mosswood Connections
Cyndie Sebourn is an author, owner of Sascyn Publishing,Inc. and a National Board Certified Teacher. Cyndie developed the Project Based Learning Unit for Geek Club Books Mighty League Autism Story App, Mighty League Vol. 1: The Terrible Taunting. The PBL is in alignment with Common Core State Standards, incorporates 21st Century Learning Skills, meets multiple levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy, and includes Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy.
FIND MORE CYNDIE on Apps with Curriculum