About the Tates
Bernice and Andy Tate are South Carolina children's book author/illusrators who have made it their life work to ceate meaningful, educational entertainment for chilsdren.
The Tates are best known for their behind-the-scenes work in educational television and children’s theater. Starting in the 1970’s, they inspired kids with creative works on the small screen and in art galleries, enlightening children with their unique combination of talents. Upon retiring, the attention of this amazing couple turned to the written word.
The first result of this new mission was Storybooks-4-KidsTM, an indepedent publishing project, featuring themes of multiculturalism, empowerment, acceptance, bullying and the power of diversity for children.
The goal of the Tates is two fold:
To place easy-to-read original storybooks, accompanied with bright, cheerful illustrations in the lives of children.
To encourage the development of reading through the magic of storybooks.
The Tates have been married since 1969. Today, Bernice, a native of Sheldon, South Carolina, and Andy reside in Bluffton, South Carolina.