Barbara Larmon Failing is the author of the picture book LASSO LOU AND COWBOY MCCOY (Dial Books, 2003). She lives in Oklahoma with her family.
Amy Farrier is an illustrator, writer and lifelong fan of picture books. She has a BA in English from Rice University and works in watercolor and pen and ink, embracing all the beautiful surprises that brings. She lives in Austin, Texas with her young daughter, overgrown garden and spicy cat.
Angie Frazier is the author of Everlasting and its sequel, The Eternal Sea, as well as her middle grade Suzanna Snow mysteries. She is a writer, mom, freelance editor, a good cook, and a horrible housekeeper. Angie lives in southern New Hampshire with her husband and their two daughters.
Ellie Gall is an educator and youth librarian with over a decade of direct service working and learning with children, families, and communities. When she is not reading, writing, playing board games, or nerding out at museums, Ellie can be found hanging out with her husband at their home in Evanston, Illinois.
Arun Gandhi is the fifth grandson of Mohandas K. Gandhi, also known as Mahatma Gandhi. A journalist for more than thirty years for The India Times, Arun now writes a blog for The Washington Post. Arun serves as President of the Gandhi Worldwide Education Institute and travels the world speaking to governmental leaders, as well... [More]
Laura Goode is the author of Sister Mischief, published to wide acclaim from Candlewick Press. She found herself propelled unexpectedly into writing teen fiction after writing poetry and plays. She holds an MFA and a BA in English and creative writing from Columbia University, and her poems have appeared in Denver Quarterly, Fawlt, and other... [More]
Maurissa Guibord is the author of Warped and Revel. Before writing for teens, Maurissa worked slinging pizzas, alphabetizing things, and practicing medicine. Now she writes fiction with a dash of the mysterious, the romantic, and a touch of humor. Her short mystery fiction has been nominated for the Agatha Award. She lives on the coast... [More]
Alexandra Hall is a Boston food writer and co-author of Fresh and Honest: Food from the Farms of New England and the Kitchen of Henrietta’s Table.
Beth Hautala’s debut middle grade novel, Waiting for Unicorns, will be published by Philomel Books in 2015. Beth lives in Minnesota with her family.
Danette Haworth is the author of Violet Raines Almost Got Struck By Lightning, The Summer of Moonlight Secrets, Me and Jack, and A Whole Lot of Lucky. She created her first book when she was six, featuring hair-raising pictures of the battle between a green stickboy and a red stickman.
Bethany Hegedus’ award-winning books include the novels Truth with a Capital T (Delacorte/Random House) and Between Us Baxters (WestSide Books) and Grandfather Gandhi, a picture book co-authored with Arun Gandhi, illustrated by Evan Turk (Atheneum/Simon & Schuster). A graduate of the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA program in Writing for Children & Young Adults, Bethany... [More]
A.D. Henderson is a middle grade novelist and an elementary school teacher. He has always had a love of children’s literature, and he cannot wait to share his own middle grade novel with the world. He grew up in Memphis, Tennessee and now lives in Brooklyn, New York.