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 >>

Karl Jones
Karl Jones

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

Kat Brzozowski
Kat Brzozowski

Kat Brzozowski is an editor at Swoon Reads/Feiwel & Friends. She has edited a wide range of young adult fiction, >>

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

Kevin Lewis is an agent at the Erin Murphy Literary Agency. A twenty year veteran of children’s publishing; Kevin Lewis >>

Kristen Simmons
Kristen Simmons

Kristen Simmons is the critically acclaimed author of the Article 5 series, The Glass Arrow, Metaltown, and Pacifica.She has worked >>

Kristy Dempsey
Kristy Dempsey

Kristy Dempsey grew up in South Carolina and now works as a teacher-librarian in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, a bustling city >>

Lamar Giles
Lamar Giles

Lamar Giles writes novels and short stories for teens and adults. He is the author of the 2015 Edgar® Award Nominee Fake ID, the 2016 Edgar® >>

Larry Dane Brimner
Larry Dane Brimner

Larry Dane Brimner is the author of more than 150 fiction and nonfiction books for children. He is best known >>

Laura Ruby

Laura Ruby is the author of the YA novel Bone Gap, a National Book Award Finalist and Publisher’s Weekly Best >>

Laura Sibson
Laura Sibson

Raised in the Baltimore suburbs, Laura moved to Philadelphia for her undergraduate degree and then to Virginia and Texas for >>