naviarhaiku498 – Long days and warm nights

Long days and warm nights
Laughter carried through the breeze
Summer sings to us

Trenise Ferreira is a Jamaican-American writer who has been telling stories her entire career: as a college football journalist, a publicist at Walt Disney World Resort, and currently as a corporate communications professional and children’s book author.

When Trenise was in third grade, her teacher said that she should write books when she grew up – and Mrs. Buckner got it right! Wonder and imagination are at the heart of Trenise’s stories, creating worlds where children can get lost between the pages, laugh, and learn along the way.

An active member of the SCBWI Los Angeles chapter, Trenise is also a graduate of the Children’s Book Academy and The Voice Roadmap writing programs. She was selected as an inaugural mentee for the 2022 Picture Book Rising Stars program and is currently a 2023 We Need Diverse Books mentee.

Most recently, she won the SCBWI 2023 Ann Whitford Paul Most Promising Manuscript (Fiction) Award. Trenise is represented by Hilary Harwell at KTLiterary. You can find Trenise in her natural habitat – on Twitter! – @TreniseFerreira.


Seven days to make music in response to the assigned haiku: to participate visit


Deadline: 26th July 2023

Haiku by Trenise Ferreira

Picture by Ankhesenamun


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