Jahnna Beecham and Malcolm Hillgartner have collaborated on nine musicals that have been commissioned by The Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Hope Summer Repertory Theatre, Cleveland Playhouse, and Children’s Theatre of Charlotte. Three are published by Samuel French–Chaps!, Chaps: A Jingle Jangle Christmas, Dogpark:The Musical, and one by Playscripts: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical. Under the pen name, Jahnna N. Malcolm, they have published (with Scholastic, HarperCollins, Baker and Taylor, Random House, Simon & Schuster) more than 140 books for juveniles and young adults. They have written for Hooked on Phonics, Sesame Street Parents Magazine, Children’s Television Workshop, The Baby-sitters Club, and National Geographic. Between 1990-1995, they co-produced The Gathering at Bigfork, a new play workshop in Bigfork, Montana. Among the playwrights who participated were Terrence McNally, Jack Heifner, Paul Zindel, Constance Congdon, and Chad Henry. Jahnna directs and Malcolm is an award-winning audiobook narrator.