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 >>

Floyd Cooper
Floyd Cooper

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

poetry faculty
Georgia Heard

Georgia Heard received her M.F.A. in poetry writing from Columbia University. She is a founding member of the Teachers College >>

Grace Lin
Grace Lin

Before Grace Lin was an award-winning and NY Times bestselling author/illustrator of picture books, early readers and middle grade novels, >>

Gwendolyn Hooks
Gwendolyn Hooks

Gwendolyn Hooks is the author of 20 books for children. She writes both fiction and nonfiction to encourage children to >>

Hannah Barnaby
Hannah Barnaby

Hannah Barnaby worked as a children’s book editor, independent bookseller, and book reviewer before becoming the first children’s writer-in-residence at >>

Harold Underdown
Harold Underdown

Harold is an author and independent children’s book editor who works with authors and publishers. Harold enjoys teaching, and in that role >>

Heather Alexander
Heather Alexander

Heather is an independent book editor with ten years of experience working with authors and artists in children’s book publishing >>

Heidi Stemple
Heidi Stemple

Heidi didn’t want to be a writer when she grew up. In fact, after she graduated from college, she became >>

Jan Cheripko
Jan Cheripko

Jan Cheripko is the author of seven books for children and young adults, including the award-winning YA novel, Imitate the >>

Jan Fields

Jan Fields had her first brush with educational publishing when an editor happened upon her webpage and asked if she’d >>

Jennifer Jacobson
Jennifer Jacobson

Jennifer is the author of many books for children including the early-reader series Andy Shane and the Very Bossy Dolores >>

Jennifer Swanson
Jennifer Swanson

Jennifer Swanson is a self-professed science geek and the author of over twenty-five nonfiction and fiction books. She is the >>