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Past Faculty

Abby Hanlon
Abby Hanlon

Abby Hanlon has a master’s degree in childhood education from the City College of New York and a bachelor’s from >>

Abby McAden
Abby McAden

Abby McAden is the paperback publishing director of Scholastic and editorial director of Point. She has worked on many middle-grade and chapter-book series, including Goosebumps, Dear Dumb Diary, Rainbow Magic, Geronimo Stilton, and Poison Apple.

Alan Gratz
Alan Gratz

Alan Gratz’s first novel, Samurai Shortstop, was named one of the ALA’s 2007 Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults. His second novel, Something Rotten, was a 2008 ALA Quick Pick for Young Adult Readers, and was followed by a sequel, Something Wicked, in October 2008.

Alexandria LaFaye
Alexandria LaFaye

Alexandria LaFaye, author of the Scott O’Dell Award–winning novel Worth, is thrilled to have a picture book added to her publication list with Walking Home to Rosie Lee, a 2012 IRA Teacher’s Choice selection. A few of her other titles include The Keening, Water Steps, Stella Stands Alone…

Allison Kane
Allison Kane

Allison is an assistant editor at Highlights magazine. She began working here in 2013 as an intern editing reader-submitted jokes >>

Alma Fullerton
Alma Fullerton

Alma Fullerton was born in Ottawa, Ontario, as one of seven children. Her dad was in the military so they >>

Alvina Ling
Alvina Ling

Alvina Ling is Executive Editor for Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. She edits children’s books for all ages, from picture books to young-adult novels, with some nonfiction mixed in.

Alyssa Capucilli
Alyssa Capucilli

Alyssa Satin Capucilli is the award-winning author of nearly 100 books for children. Her popular Biscuit book series, with more than fifty books, includes picture books, board books, e-books, and Apps.

Alyssa Mito Pusey
Alyssa Mito Pusey

Alyssa Mito Pusey is Senior Editor at Charlesbridge. As an editor specializing in nonfiction, she firmly believes that there is >>

amie-leavitt
Amie Jane Leavitt

Amie is an accomplished author, researcher, and photographer who has written more than fifty books for kids, has contributed to online and print media, and has worked as a consultant, writer, and editor for numerous educational publishing and assessment companies.

Ammi-Joan Paquette
Ammi-Joan Paquette

Ammi-Joan Paquette is the author of Princess Juniper of the Hourglass (Philomel, 2015), as well as the novels: Paradox (RH, 2014), Rules for Ghosting (Walker, 2013), and Nowhere Girl (Walker, 2011), and the picture books: Ghost in the House (Candlewick, 2013), Petey and Pru and the Hullabaloo (Clarion, 2013), The Tiptoe Guide to Tracking Mermaids (Tanglewood, 2012), and The Tiptoe Guide to Tracking Fairies (Tanglewood, 2011).

Amy Rose Capetta
Amy Rose Capetta

We’re pleased to welcome Amy as a Teaching Assistant for this course. Amy Rose Capetta holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her debut, Entangled, is a young-adult science-fiction novel, forthcoming from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2013.

andrew-gutelle
Andrew Gutelle

Andy is a writer, editor, and editorial consultant with a strong interest in sports, games, puzzles, and other nonfiction subjects. He has written books for many publishers, including Random House, Putnam, Workman, and Time-Life Books for Children

Andy Boyles
Andy Boyles

Andy is the science editor at Highlights magazine. He used to write about psychiatry and molecules at medical centers in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Galveston, Texas, but he hasn’t done that since he joined Highlights eighteen years ago.

Anna Levine
Anna Levine

Levine’s YA novel Freefall (Greenwillow/HarperCollins) won the Sydney Taylor Honor’s Award the same year that her picture book Jodie’s Hanukkah Dig won a Sydney Taylor Notable Award. Jodie has gone on to discover many new archaeological sites in Israel. Jodie’s Shabbat Surprise, the third in the series, will be out in Spring 2015.

Anne Marie Pace
Anne Marie Pace

Despite the oft-quoted adage to write what you know, Anne Marie Pace has never been a bear, a vampire, a >>

Annie Beer
Annie Beer

Annie is the assistant editor at Highlights magazine. She began working here in 2011 as editorial intern and never left. >>

Artie Isaac
Artie Isaac

Artie has worked for more than 30 years with highly creative people, addressing challenges and opportunities facing more than 1,000 companies

Ashley Prine
Ashley Prine

Ashley Prine is currently the Art Director for the Interactive Media and Global Partnerships group at Highlights for Children. Ashley has more than twelve years of publishing experience in art direction and design, having worked on a variety of products from children’s educational textbooks to adult illustrated trade titles

Augusta Scatterwood
Augusta Scattergood

We’re pleased to welcome Augusta as a Teaching Assistant for this course. Augusta grew up in a small town in Mississippi. She has since lived in North Carolina, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, California, Rhode Island, New Jersey, and Florida—twice!