About Us

Who We Are

We’re Jenny & Becky, sisters and best friends known for loving great books (and teaching our children and students to love them too!).  That’s why we founded LitWits Workshops!

Jenny Clendenen Walicek has a BA in English literature and is working on her MFA in creative nonfiction writing.  She’s been an elementary teacher and a language arts tutor, and has a son and a daughter in college, both majoring in literature.  Jenny’s a published scholar, essayist, and poet, and she’s written a children’s novel she hopes to see published soon.  She’s currently working on a biography of Maria Zacarias Bernal Berreyesa, a Spanish matriarch of early California.


 Becky Clendenen Kimball is a literature-based homeschool teacher, a journalism major who spent four years as a staff writer for The Register Pajaronian, and a graphic artist.  She’s the mother of ten-year-old twin daughters who love (and thrive on) the LitWits™ way of learning! Becky’s the author of a custom study skills curriculum and is working on a biography of Elna Lieb Wright, wife of the famous Lick Observatory astronomer.


 Member(s) of:

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
Golden Key International Honour Society
The International Reading Association
The Santa Cruz County Reading Association


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