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A.M. Jenkins

A.M. (Amanda) Jenkins is the author of six YA novels, including the Printz Honor Book Repossessed and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist Damage. Other honors include a PEN/Phyllis Naylor Working Writer Fellowship, the Delacorte Press Prize for a …

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Alison Green Myers

Alison Green Myers

Alison Green Myers is a National Writing Fellow and Literacy Specialist. She specializes in connecting curriculum-driven instruction to creative writing and language work.

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Alma Fullerton

Alma Fullerton

Alma Fullerton was born in Ottawa, Ontario, as one of seven children. Her dad was in the military so they moved when his postings changed, first to Trenton when she was two, then to Comox when she was twelve. Having …

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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 nothing as astonishing as real life. Almost any topic, from black holes to mummies, can hook her—as long as it’s …

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Anne Ursu

Anne Ursu

Anne Ursu is the author of several books for young readers and is the 2013 recipient of the McKnight Fellowship in Children’s Literature. Anne’s latest novel, The Real Boy, is an Indie Next pick and was on the 2013 longlist …

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Ashley Wolff

Ashley Wolff

Ashley Wolff has been a visual artist since she declared herself one at the age of five. She grew up in Middlebury, Vermont, and holds a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design. Ashley is the author and/or illustrator of …

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Barbara Kerley

Barbara Kerley

Barbara Kerley is the award-winning author of numerous nonfiction picture books, including The Extraordinary Mark Twain (According to Susy), a Publishers Weekly Best Children’s Books 2010 winner, Those Rebels, John and Tom, an NCTE Orbis Pictus Award Honor Book, and The World …

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Barbara Krasner

Barbara Krasner

Barbara Krasner received her MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults from Vermont College in January 2006. She serves on the Association of Jewish Libraries’ prestigious Sydney Taylor Book Award committee.

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Bobbie Combs of We Love Children's Books

Bobbie Combs

Bobbie has spent over 30 years exploring every corner of the children’s book publishing industry. Her career has taken her from manager of a children’s independent bookstore to children’s buyer and children’s sales/marketing director of a book distributor to freelance …

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Carol Hinz

Carol Hinz

Carol Hinz is Editorial Director of Millbrook Press, a division of Lerner Publishing Group, Inc. She oversees and edits a range of informative picture books, illustrated nonfiction titles, and inspiring photo-driven titles for grades K–5.

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Carolyn P. Yoder

Carolyn is currently senior editor of Calkins Creek Books—the U.S. history imprint of Boyds Mills Press. Calkins Creek specializes in nonfiction and historical fiction picture books, chapter books, and novels. Carolyn is also the senior editor of history for Highlights …

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Christine Hepperman

Christine Heppermann

Christine Heppermann is the author of Poisoned Apples: Poems for You, My Pretty, which was selected as a 2014 Best Book for Young Adults by Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, The Boston Globe, and the Chicago Public Library. She also writes …

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Cindy Kane

Cindy Kane

Cindy Kane began her career editing children’s books, rising to the position of Editorial Director at Dial Books for Young Readers. The last book she edited at Dial was the 2001 Newbery Medal winner, A Year Down Yonder by Richard …

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Clara Gillow Clark

Clara Gillow Clark

Clara Gillow Clark is a critically acclaimed author of six novels of historical fiction for middle grade readers. In addition to many of her books being shortlisted for numerous State awards, her novel, Willie and the Rattlesnake King won an International Reading …

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Clelia Gore

Clelia Gore

Clelia Gore is the head of the children’s and young adult division of the Seattle-based literary agency, Martin Literary Management. A former lawyer but a kid at heart, Clelia represents both fiction and nonfiction authors. Her nonfiction clients include Jack …

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Darcy Pattison

Darcy Pattison

Published in nine languages, children’s book author and writing teacher Darcy Pattison has been published with Harcourt, Philomel/Penguin, Harpercollins, Arbordale, and Mims House. Her books received recognition for excellence with starred reviews in Kirkus, BCCB and PW. Twice her books …

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Daren Carstens

Daren Carstens

Daren Carstens founded Carstens Studios Inc., where he authors, designs, programs and develops educational products for children. He has worked in K-12 educational publishing for 20 years, and his work has received many awards including the prestigious international Bologna Children’s …

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Deborah Hopkinson

Deborah Hopkinson

Deborah Hopkinson has written both historical fiction and nonfiction for young readers. Titanic: Voices from the Disaster, won a 2013 Sibert Honor award and was a YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction finalist. Courage & Defiance: Stories of Spies, Saboteurs, and Survivors …

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Deborah Kovacs

Deborah Kovacs

Deborah Kovacs is editorial director of Walden Pond Press, a joint imprint of HarperCollins and Walden Media, specializing in middle-grade fiction. Notable recent and forthcoming books on the list include Breadcrumbs and The Real Boy by Anne Ursu, Platypus Police …

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Denise Fleming

Denise Fleming

Denise Fleming is the author/illustrator of many picture books. Fleming’s books are created in her signature style of pulp painting—a paper making technique. Often the art is embellished with decorative papers, pastels, or copy transfer. Her work has received many …

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