Faculty

Anna-Marie McLemoreMeet Anna-Marie McLemoreAuthor

Anna-Marie McLemore (she/her) was born in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and taught by her family to hear >>

Mike CuratoMeet Mike CuratoAuthor/Illustrator

Mike Curato is the author and illustrator of everyone’s favorite polka-dotted elephant, Little Elliot. His debut title, Little Elliot, Big >>

Kelly Starling LyonsMeet Kelly Starling LyonsAuthor

Kelly Starling Lyons is a children’s book author whose mission is to transform moments, memories and history into stories of >>

Jessica EcheverriaMeet Jessica EcheverriaEditor

Jessica Echeverria is an editor at Lee & Low Books, an independent children’s book publisher focusing on diversity. Over the >>

Tina Dubois
Tina Dubois

Tina Dubois is a literary agent at ICM Partners, specializing in middle grade and young adult fiction. Noteworthy titles include >>

Tod Olson
Tod Olson

Tod Olson is author of the narrative nonfiction series Lost and the historical fiction series How to Get Rich. He >>

Varian Johnson
Varian Johnson

Varian Johnson is the author of six novels, including the Jackson Greene middle-grade series. The first novel in the series, >>

Wiley Blevins
Wiley Blevins

Wiley has worked in publishing for almost 30 years. He has written several early readers, such as Max Has a >>

Yesenia Flores Diaz
Yesenia Flores Díaz

Yesenia Flores Díaz credits her parents and elementary school librarian for cultivating a love of reading. She won the 2016 >>