Faculty

Tod OlsonMeet Tod OlsonAuthor

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

Joyce HostetterMeet Joyce HostetterAuthor

Joyce Hostetter’s historical novels have been applauded for their rich language, southern atmosphere, precise tone, and believable situations. Joyce knows >>

Crystal AllenMeet Crystal AllenAuthor

Crystal Allen is the author of several middle grade novels: How Lamar’s Bad Prank Won a Bubba-Sized Trophy (Balzer and >>

Floyd CooperMeet Floyd CooperAuthor/Illustrator

Floyd Cooper is the Coretta Scott King award-winning illustrator of more than 60 books for children. Floyd started his career >>

Bobbie Combs
Bobbie Combs

Bobbie has spent over 30 years exploring every corner of the children’s book publishing industry. Her career has taken her >>

Carmen Oliver
Carmen Oliver

Carmen Oliver is the author of the picture book Bears Make the Best Reading Buddies of which Kirkus said, “Children >>

Carol Hinz
Carol Hinz

Carol Hinz is Editorial Director of Millbrook Press, a division of Lerner Publishing Group. She oversees a range of picture books and >>

Carole Boston Weatherford
Carole Boston Weatherford

Carole Boston Weatherford is an award-winning author of children’s books, including Gordon Parks: How the Photographer Captured Black and White >>

Carolyn Yoder
Carolyn P. Yoder

Carolyn is currently senior editor of Calkins Creek Books, the U.S. history imprint of Boyds Mills Press and a freelance >>

Catherine Frank
Catherine Frank

Catherine Frank is the owner of Catherine Frank Editorial Services, an editorial consultancy specializing in children’s literature and publishing. A >>

Christine Heppermann

Christine Heppermann is the author of Poisoned Apples: Poems for You, My Pretty, which was selected as a 2014 Best >>

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 >>

Cori McCarthy
Cori McCarthy

Cori McCarthy is the author of four young adult novels: The Color of Rain, Breaking Sky, You Were Here, and the forthcoming Now A >>

Crystal Allen
Crystal Allen

Crystal Allen is the author of several middle grade novels: How Lamar’s Bad Prank Won a Bubba-Sized Trophy (Balzer and >>

Darcy Pattison

Published in nine languages, children’s book author and writing teacher Darcy Pattison has been published with Harcourt, Philomel/Penguin, Harpercollins, Arbordale, >>

David Richardson
David Richardson

Besides working as a book buyer and accounts manager for The Blue Marble Children’s Bookstore, Dave Richardson is a former >>