Elisa Nader likes cheese and tv marathons. Her debut novel, Escape from Eden (Merit Press, 2014), received a starred review from Kirkus.
Paul-Anthony Navarro wrote his first stage play at the age of 15 and has since written and produced many works for the professional theater. Paul made his living as an actor for many years in Los Angeles and recently graduated from the Carnegie Mellon University Entertainment Technology program. He lives in Los Angeles.
J.M.M. Nuanez is an active member of SCBWI and holds a BA in English. For two years, she and her husband lived in South Korea and taught English in the public school system. Now back in the States, when she isn’t writing, she can be found reading, cooking Korean food, or playing with her cats... [More]
Sarah Ockler is the author of the acclaimed novels Twenty Boy Summer, Fixing Delilah, Bittersweet, The Book of Broken Hearts, #scandal, and the forthcoming The Summer of Mermaid Secrets. When she’s not busy making up stories, Sarah blogs, snaps photographs, and embarks on whirlwind adventures with her husband.
Alison Oliver is an illustrator and children’s book author whose debut author-illustrated book, Moon, came out in the Spring of 2018. Her upcoming projects include Sun (Clarion, 2019), the Be Bold, Baby series of board book biographies of famous women (HMH, 2019 and 2020), Yoga for Littles (Sounds True, 2019), and The Bear’s Garden (Imprint/Macmillan,... [More]
When Jean Patrick was in second grade, she had two dreams: to play major league baseball for the Chicago Cubs and to write books for kids. Although she’s still working on the first goal, she has written several books for young people, including The Girl Who Struck Out Babe Ruth. A graduate of Vermont College... [More]
Carrie Pomeroy’s essays and stories have appeared in The Laurel Review, The Silent Film Quarterly, Literary Mama, and CALYX, and in the anthologies The Saint Paul Almanac and Riding Shotgun: Women Write About Their Mothers. She also blogs for Home/School/Life magazine. In 2014, she won a grant from the Jerome Foundation to do research at the... [More]
Laurel Randolph has been a food writer for ten years and a cook since she was old enough to properly hold a whisk. She is the bestselling author of The Instant Pot® Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook: Easy Recipes for Fast & Healthy Meals. She has written for numerous publications including The Spruce, Paste Magazine, Serious Eats, and Table Matters.
Jessie King Regunberg is trained as a historian and has enjoyed teaching at both the high school and college levels. Currently she is kept busy by her two little boys and you can find her chasing them through museums, playgrounds, and grocery stores around Washington, D.C. Before having kids Jessie enjoyed traveling and reading. Now... [More]
Rinsai Rossetti’s debut novel, The Girl with Borrowed Wings (Dial Books for Young Readers 2012) was named one of Kirkus’s best books of the year. She was born in Thailand, and has lived in Canada, Italy, and the United Arab Emirates. She currently lives in France, where she is at work on her next novel.