About Hello, There! Books

Hello, There! Books sprung from a lifelong love of writing for Brooke Leigh Howard. With the right opportunity and tremendous support, she took a chance and put her first two manuscripts, Hello There, Big Brother! and Hello There, Big Sister! to print. A passion and unique idea has turned into her own start up business, and the rest has become ambitious history. Thank you all for the love and support of Hello, There! Books, and she looks forward to the many more opportunities coming down the pipeline.


About the Author 

Brooke Portrait
Born and raised in the suburban St. Louis area, Brooke Leigh (Cantwell) Howard is a graduate of Francis Howell High School and The University of Mississippi- Ole Miss. With her husband, Sean, and son Graham (3), Brooke enjoys any time spent sharing meals with good friends, house renovation projects, and long phone calls with her Pi Beta Phi sisters. Writing these books has given Brooke the opportunity to chase old dreams of becoming an author while marrying her business experience to become her own boss. Contact us for any press or media inquiries (or to just say "Hello!")

About the Illustrator

Dave Portrait
Illustrator artist David Zamudio is a St. Louis native as well. His cartoons and illustration work have been published in various media including ABC News Chicago, St. Louis Post Dispatch, the Suburban Journals of St. Louis and many more. He is also a published book illustrator, with this being his twelfth book project. Zamudio studied fine art & illustration at Washington University in St. Louis. David is president emeritus of the St. Louis Artists' Guild. He is a member of the illustrators section and has served since 2009. David is married with three adult children and lives in South County, outside of St. Louis