Jeff Sampson started writing professionally at the tender age of eighteen, working on packaged series fiction—notably, the series Remnants by the great Katherine Applegate and Michael Grant. Several years later, at twenty-two, he had his first book published as part of the Dragonlance series of fantasy novels. He wrote four more novels for that sequence... [More]
Lindsay Schlegel is a freelance editor with experience at a top literary agency, a major publishing house, and a now-defunct chain bookstore. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English and German from Boston College. Lindsay lives in New Jersey with her high school sweetheart and their children. She is currently at work on a novel.
Avery Silverberg is a born and raised Los Angeleno. When she’s not writing, she spends most of her time obsessing over YA strong female protagonists on Bookstagram (you can follow her @a.very.fast.reader). Avery graduated from Chapman University in 2019 with a BFA in Creative Writing and now works as an administrative assistant at The Society... [More]
Angie Smibert is the author of the MG series, Ghosts of Ordinary Objects, the second installment of which, Lingering Echoes, will be published in the Spring of 2019. She’s also written several YA science fiction novels, including Memento Nora. She’s also written numerous short stories and 20+ science/technology books for kids. Angie teaches professional writing... [More]
Linda Joan Smith is a former magazine editor and the author of several garden books, but her first love has always been children’s literature. At age nine her all-consuming passions were learning to shoot like Annie Oakley, making a perfect cherry pie, fly-fishing with her dad, and getting lost in a book. Only the last... [More]
Sue Soltis’ newest picture book, The Moon Moved In, is illustrated by Sonia Sánchez, and will be published by Chronicle in fall 2022. She’s also the author of The Stars Just Up the Street, illustrated by Christine Davenier (Candlewick, 2020) and Nothing Like a Puffin, illustrated by Bob Kolar (Candlewick Press, 2011), which was cited... [More]
Ruth Spiro is a speaker, writer, and children’s books author—most recently of the Baby Loves Science board book series (Charlesbridge), the 21st book in the series scheduled to publish in 2022, as well as the picture books Made by Maxine and Maxine and the Greatest Garden Ever, which came out in Spring 2021 (Dial). Her debut, Lester... [More]
Sarah Tolcser’s YA fantasy duology, Song of the Current and Whisper of the Tide, are published by Bloomsbury. A graduate of St. Lawrence University, where she double majored in writing and philosophy, she now works as an elementary technology teacher. She lives in New Orleans with her spouse and three cats.
Shelley Tougas writes middle-grade novels: The Graham Cracker Plot; Finders, Keepers; A Patron Saint for Junior Bridesmaids; Laura Ingalls is Ruining My Life (all from Roaring Brook), as well as picture books: Lily and the Other Guy (forthcoming, Roaring Brook Press). Her nonfiction book, Little Rock Girl: How a Photo Changed the Fight for Integration,... [More]
Sarah Tregay’s debut novel in verse, Love and Leftovers (Katherine Tegen Books 2012), was an ALA pick for Best Fiction for Young Adults. She is also the author of the contemporary young adult novel, Fan Art (Katherine Tegen 2014). She lives in Idaho.
Lisa Tyre grew up in a small town in Tennessee where the only form of entertainment was watching her crazy family, and even crazier neighbors. She figured out early on that not every child had a pet skunk, a dad who ran a bar in the front yard, or a neighbor so large his house had to... [More]