harlotte L. Stiverson has been teaching for more than 35 years, working primarily with elementary school students in her hometown of Columbus, Ohio. Stiverson recognized the need to explain chemotherapy in a sensitive, easy to understand way for young children, which was her purpose behind writing Nellie’s Walk.
Her other works include various articles for educational magazines, along with a number of book reviews published for the Ohioana Library. Recently, Stiverson worked closely with students and Ohio legislators to pass a bill, officially making the Adena Pipe Ohio’s State artifact. She’s also active at the Highlands Nature Sanctuary in Bainbridge, Ohio working to create, coordinate, and implement the annual artist in residence program that provides inspiration and immerses local Ohio artists in the scenic landscape of the area. In her free time, Stiverson enjoys arts and crafts like knitting and sewing, hiking the many trails in her area, reading and writing, and doing volunteer work within her local community.