Paul Acampora writes novels and short stories for young readers. Kids, parents, and critics praise his work for its laugh-out-loud humor, rollicking dialogue, and heartfelt characters. His books include Defining Dulcie (Dial 2006), Rachel Spinelli Punched Me in the Face (Roaring Brook 2011), I Kill the Mockingbird (Roaring Brook 2013), How to Avoid Extinction (Scholastic... [More]
Rachael Allen lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband, two children, and two sled dogs. In addition to being a YA writer, she’s a mad scientist, a rabid Falcons fan, an expert dare list maker, and a hugger. Rachael is the author of YA novels A Taxonomy of Love (Abrams, 2018), The Revenge Playbook and 17... [More]
Amy Allgeyer is an architect, a writer, and an avid cupcake eater. Her debut novel, Dig Too Deep, will be published by Albert Whitman & Co. in 2016. She lives in Boise, ID with her son, a feral house cat, and a fake owl named Alan.
Kirsten Amann is a freelance writer, lifestyle publicist, and founding member LUPEC Boston (Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails). She is the co-author of the LUPEC Boston column in the Weekly Dig and the Massachusetts Beverage Business Journal. Her writing has appeared in DailyCandy, The Second Glass, and Bachelor II Groom.com. She lives... [More]
Amanda Ashby was born in Australia but now lives in New Zealand where she writes romance, young adult and middle grade books. Her most recent novel is Midnight Reynolds and the Spectral Transformer (Albert Whitman, Sep 2017), written as Catherine Holt.
A former champion swimmer, Elizabeth Baddeley is an award-winning illustrator of such notable titles as I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark; A Woman in the House (and Senate): How Women Came to the United States Congress, Broke Down Barriers, and Changed the Country; Women Who Broke the Rules: Mary Todd Lincoln; and The Good Fight: The Feuds... [More]
Jessixa Bagley is an author and illustrator who has been making her own picture books since she was 8 years old. She has a BFA in painting and printmaking and has worked as fine artist, comics creator and illustrator since 2002. Her comics have been in numerous publications ranging from The Chicago Reader and The... [More]
Aaron Bagley is an illustrator and comics maker from Seattle, Washington. He spent his childhood drawing on a giant roll of paper he received as a Christmas gift and hasn’t stopped since. In 2004 he received his BFA from Cornish College of the Arts. His work published in several publications including the Seattle Weekly and... [More]
Emily Ansara Baines is the author of The Unofficial Downton Abbey Cookbook and The Unofficial Hunger Games Cookbook. Her work has appeared in Narrative, Jezebel, The Independent, Read It Forward, and Peaceful Dumpling. She is currently pursuing her MFA at Otis College of Art and Design, and lives in Los Angeles with her boyfriend and... [More]
Josh Berk is the author of The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin; Guy Langman: Crime Scene Procrastinator; and the two novels that make up the Lenny and The Mikes mysteries: Strike Three, You’re Dead and Say It Ain’t So. He has previously been a journalist, a poet, a playwright, and a guitarist (mostly in bands... [More]
Cate Berry grew up near NASA, often playing hide-n-seek inside Mission Control Center where her father worked as an aeronautical engineer. She went on to work professionally as an actress, songwriter and teacher. Ms. Berry has written many personal essays and two original shows, Spin and Dish, the latter produced at The Long Center for... [More]
Meagan Black is the youngest of six children. Her writing has appeared in Sterling, Carousel Magazine, and on the Mad Hatters’ Review website. Her play, Alcohol Poisoning, was produced by the Ottawa Youth Infringement Festival. She won the 2012 Lillian I. Found Award for lyric poetry and is currently the editorial assistant for Arc Poetry... [More]
Brian Broome is graduate of Chatham University. His work can be found in Creative Nonfiction, Hippocampus, and Forge Literary Magazine. He is currently a University of Pittsburgh fellow in the MFA program.
Andrew Brumbach grew up square in the hippie community of Eugene, Oregon, surrounded by artists and musicians and storytellers. He studied art in Texas, traded options in Chicago, and spent a few years lost in the neon neighborhoods of Tokyo. Somewhere along the way, he married the girl of his dreams and had four practically... [More]