Orel Protopopescu, award-winning children’s author and poet, has been published by major houses. Her poetry for adults has appeared in several reviews, most prominently in Oberon where she won several awards. A gifted and nurturing teacher, Orel conducts writing workshops for students and teachers. Orel, a native speaker of English, is fluent in French and she and her husband, Serban, have lived in France for extended periods. They have a grandson not yet old enough to read in any language, but he loves the singing ducks in her application.