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 >>

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 >>

Debbie Ridpath Ohi
Debbie Ridpath Ohi

Once upon a time, Debbie Ridpath Ohi was a computer programmer/analyst but hurled herself off the corporate cliff to embrace >>

Deborah Heiligman
Deborah Heiligman

Deborah Heiligman is the author of 31 books for children and teens. Her most recent book, VINCENT AND THEO: THE >>

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 >>

Denise Fleming
Denise Fleming

Denise Fleming is the author/illustrator of many award-winning picture books. Fleming’s books are created in her signature style of pulp >>

Dian Curtis Regan
Dian Curtis Regan

Dian Curtis Regan is the author of 60 books for young readers, ranging from picture books to YA novels. Her >>

Don Tate
Don Tate

Don Tate is an award-winning author, and the illustrator of numerous critically acclaimed books for children, including The Cart That Carried Martin >>

Doug Cushman
Doug Cushman

Doug Cushman has illustrated over 130 children’s books, many of which he wrote as well. His titles include mystery picture >>