Faculty

Julie DaoMeet Julie DaoAuthor

Julie C. Dao is a proud Vietnamese-American who was born in upstate New York. She studied medicine in college, but >>

Matthew CordellMeet Matthew CordellAuthor/Illustrator

Matthew Cordell has illustrated many books for children including works of poetry, novels, and picture books including The Only Fish >>

K.L. GoingMeet K.L. GoingAuthor

K.L. Going is the award winning author of numerous books for children and teens. Her first novel, Fat Kid Rules >>

Andrew KarreMeet Andrew KarreEditor

Andrew is executive editor at Dutton Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Random House, focusing on YA and >>

Tim Gillner
Tim Gillner

As an art director for Boyds Mills Press, Tim works on designing children’s books, ancillary products, and promotional materials. Tim >>

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 >>