Tina Nichols Coury is an author, award-winning multi-media artist, blogger, vlogger, producer of book trailers and all around Renaissance woman. In her debut picture book, Hanging Off Jefferson's Nose: Growing Up on Mt. Rushmore (Dial Books For Young Readers, A division of Penguin USA), Tina brings to life the story of Lincoln Borglum, the boy who helped build Mt. Rushmore. In character as “The Rushmore Kid” she visits schools across the United States to present her popular "Why I Love America” program, which promotes an understanding and appreciation of the essential qualities that make America great.
Tina grew up in L.A. as the youngest of four children to a single saint of a mom. While attending twelve years of parochial school, she found writing a sure way to get out of homework. She wrote her first play, What Santa Wants for Xmas, in third grade and had her class perform it.
Tina lives on the beach in Oxnard, California where she reads, writes, paints, and watches dolphins play in the ocean.
Tina is available for school visits and writer’s workshops.
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