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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 >>

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 >>

Jordan Brown
Jordan Brown

Jordan Brown is an executive editor with Walden Pond Press and Balzer + Bray, two imprints at HarperCollins Children’s Books.

Joyce Hostetter
Joyce Hostetter

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

Judy Schachner
Judy Schachner

Judy Schachner was born into an Irish Catholic working class family from New England. Money was as tight as their >>

Julie Berry
Julie Berry

Julie Berry is the author of the 2017 Printz Honor and Los Angeles Times Book Prize shortlisted novel The Passion >>

Julie Dao
Julie Dao

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

K.L. Going
K.L. Going

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

Karl Jones
Karl Jones

Karl Jones is an Associate Editor at Penguin Young Readers Group. He works on a variety of licensed and original >>

Kathryn Erskine
Kathryn Erskine

Kathy spent fifteen years as a lawyer before turning to her first love: writing. She was lucky to work with >>

Kelly Bennett

Kelly Bennett is the author of many books for children—mostly picture books. Her stories, such as Vampire Baby; Not Norman, >>

Kelly Starling Lyons
Kelly Starling Lyons

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

Kevin Lewis
Kevin Lewis

A twenty year veteran of children’s publishing; Kevin Lewis started his career at well-known, New York City independent bookseller Book >>