Guest Profile

Elizabeth Koehler-Pentacoff

Elizabeth Koehler-Pentacoff is the author of nine books, including a Writer’s Digest Selection for The ABCs of Writing for Children. The Missing Kennedy is her first adult memoir.
A former Byline Magazine “Writing for Children” columnist, Liz wrote frequent humor pieces for the San Francisco Examiner as well as hundreds of articles and essays in newspapers and magazines such as Parents Magazine, Writer’s Digest, and Parenting.

With degrees in Liberal Studies and Theater Arts/Children’s Theater and two teaching credentials, she’s directed plays and taught elementary, middle school students, and teachers. A speaker for international and state conferences, she presents assemblies and workshops for schools and libraries.

Born in rural Wisconsin, Liz moved to California for all her college and post-graduate education (Fresno State in Fresno, CA), and has lived most of her adult life in the San Francisco area. She’s married, and has one grown child.

For writing advice, ideas, and anecdotes, visit her blog, contact her at [email protected], or visit her at her website,