Next Letter for Kids: Shea Fontana


We’re sending our next Letter for Kids from Shea Fontana! Shea writes to us about her childhood dread of the one-mile run and her more recent success of running a marathon! She thinks about the importance of not dwelling on disappointments, but rather, being proud of what you’ve achieved.

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Shea Fontana is a writer for film, television and graphic novels. Her credits include DC Super Hero Girls animated shorts, TV specials and movies, Doc McStuffins, The 7D, Whisker Haven Tales with the Palace Pets, Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz, Disney on Ice, and the feature film, Crowning Jules. She has also written for top comic titles including Justice League and Wonder Woman. Her DC Super Hero Girls graphic novels have been New York Times Best Sellers and her debut graphic novel, Finals Crisis, was honored with Diamond’s 2016 Gem Award for Best All-Ages Graphic Novel. She lives in sunny Los Angeles where she enjoys playing roller derby, hiking, hanging out with her dog, Moxie, and changing her hair color.