Sheila Booth-Alberstadt Publisher/Author/Project Coordinator
SHEILA BOOTH-ALBERSTADT is the author of the popular Maggie McNair series and the founder of SBA Books. She began writing children’s books when she first started having children. In 2009, Sheila created SBA Books as a platform to publish her children’s books as a hobby.
Over the years, SBA Books has grown and presented Sheila with endless opportunities, ranging from ghostwriting to creating pitch bibles for animated TV series. Sheila's writings cover topics addressing health and hygiene, from a comical perspective to dealing with the consequences children face because of parental choices. With her passion for people coupled with a heart for God, Sheila's number one priority is shining light into a world that is filled with darkness.
Sheila makes her home in Fairhope, Alabama, with her husband, Stephen. They have four children, two grandsons, and one on the way.
Kim Barton Project Manager/Editor/Content Writer/Art Director
Kim Barton was born and raised in the salty air of Ocean Springs, MS. She majored in early childhood education at the University of Southern Mississippi and received her master’s in education from Central Michigan University.
After teaching elementary school for many years, she transitioned into a teacher trainer. In 2013, Kim took the God-ordained step of joining the SBA Books team as the project manager.
Kim is married to Douglas and has one daughter, Grace. She seeks every opportunity to share the gospel of Jesus Christ and to fellowship with other believers.
Norris Hall Illustrator
Norris Hall started his studio in 1987. Over his 31-year career, he has been commissioned by Disneyland Paris, AT&T, Charter Communications, Tennessee Performing Arts Center, Nashville International Airport, Children’s Discovery Center, Linebaugh Public Library, Skokie, IL Public Library, numerous schools, authors, pediatric dental offices, orthodontists’ offices, and pediatricians’ offices for all sizes and types of installations, illustrations, and artwork.
He has been featured twice on HGTV, designed two “Art Tags” Tennessee auto license plates, illustrated numerous children’s books, and designed the set and costumes for the Nashville Ballet’s production of Peter and the Wolf. Norris stays busy with illustration, graphic design, printing, and making quirky, custom office signs.
Bill McCraken Illustrator
Bill McCraken has been an artist for a long time… more than 60 years. During those years, he has been a portrait artist, advertising artist, an aerospace illustrator at John F. Kennedy Space Center, an award-winning painter, and an illustrator of children’s books and of a nationally-syndicated newspaper column.
Sarah Lamb Editor/Author
Sarah Lamb is the mother of two boys and wife to a teacher. She spends her days writing and editing books in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. Sarah loves nothing more than high-quality children’s books that both entertain and open the reader’s mind, allowing them to dream, and then later make those dreams come to life.
Elizabeth George Illustrator/Design Layout
Elizabeth George is an illustrator based in Lake Charles, Louisiana. She started drawing when she was 2 years old and never stopped! Hopeful stories that reflect the human experience have always been inspiring to Elizabeth and she enjoys using her craft to bring those stories to life.
Kabelkova Margarita Mikhailovna Illustrator
Kabelkova Margarita Mikhailovna is an Ukrainian artist and illustrator of children's books. She studied for six years at the Kharkov Academy of Design and Arts, and worked for two years with the Ukrainian publishing house Fountain of Fairy Tales, creating illustrations for their children’s books. Since 2020, she has been working as an independent freelance artist and illustrator.
Passionate about her work, Kabelkova says, “I adore colors. There has always been a desire to create in my heart. Now, I am very happy to delight little viewers and inspire them to create masterpieces. Art for the sake of love is the highest reward. God is love.”