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Jody Casella is an author and a former high school English teacher. Her YA novel Thin Space received a starred review from Kirkus and was a finalist on the 2014-15 Florida Teens Read List. She blogs, reviews books, speaks at libraries and schools, and teaches workshops at the Thurber House in Columbus, Ohio. She is... [More]
Marcie Colleen is a former classroom teacher turned children’s author. Her books include The Super Happy Party Bears chapter book series (Imprint/Macmillan), Love, Triangle (Balzer+Bray/HarperCollins), Penguinaut! (Scholastic) and the forthcoming books, The Bear’s Garden (Imprint/Macmillan) and Survivor Tree (Little, Brown). She is the Education Consultant for Picture Book Month and the Curriculum Developer for Time Traveler Tours... [More]
Bree Despain is the author of the Dark Divine trilogy, consisting of The Dark Divine, The Lost Saint, and The Savage Grace,  as well as The Shadow Prince and The Eternal Key, the first two volumes of her new teen series, Into The Dark. She rediscovered her childhood love for writing when she took a... [More]
Sophie Diao is an illustrator living in San Francisco, CA. She is a graduate of the CalArts Character Animation program and dabbles in visual development in addition to her day job making Google Doodles. She likes succulents, foxes, pigs, frogs, and milk tea.
Hadley Douglas is a wine expert and the owner of the Urban Grape, a popular wine store in Boston. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband, T.J. Douglas and their two sons.
T.J. Douglas is a wine expert and the owner of the Urban Grape, a popular Boston wine store. He lives with his wife, Hadley, and their two sons in Boston, Massachusetts.
Jen Swann Downey is the author of The Ninja Librarians: The Accidental Keyhand and The Ninja LIbrarians: Sword in the Stacks (Sourcebooks, 2014 & 2016). Jen is haunted by that post-apocalyptic Twilight Zone episode in which a book-lover finally has the time to read all the books he wants, but then steps on his eyeglasses. She... [More]
Danielle Dreger wears many (baseball) hats. By day she is a teen librarian north of Seattle and by night she is a YA writer of  stories set in the humid hell of Central Florida. Danielle spent her formative years in the Tampa Bay area driving into neighborhood signs, breaking curfew, and writing bad poetry before moving to... [More]