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 >>

Mary Winn Heider
Mary Winn Heider

Mary Winn Heider is the author of the upcoming debut middle grade book The Mortification of Fovea Munson from Disney/Hyperion >>

Melanie Hall
Melanie Hall

Melanie is a children’s book illustrator, fine artist, and college professor. She has called the Hudson Valley home for more >>

Micol Ostow

Micol Ostow has been writing professionally since 2004, and in that time has written and/or ghostwritten over 40 works for >>

Miranda Paul
Miranda Paul

Miranda Paul is an award-winning picture book author. In addition to more than 50 short stories, articles, and poems for >>

M.T. Anderson

Tobin (M.T.) Anderson (Boston, MA) is a nationally known writer. His two historical novels, The Pox Party and The Kingdom >>

Nancy Werlin

Nancy Werlin is the author of nine young-adult novels that range from contemporary realism to mystery to fantasy. Her books >>

Natalia Remis
Natalia Remis

Natalia Remis is an Associate Editor at Scholastic Press and the Blue Sky Press, imprints of Scholastic Inc. One of >>

Nicole Valentine
Nicole Valentine

Nicole Valentine holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She is >>

Padma Venkatraman
Padma Venkatraman

Padma Venkatraman has lived in five countries, worked as chief scientist on oceanographic vessels, and even spent time scuba diving >>

Pat Cummings

Pat is the author and/or illustrator of over 35 books for young readers.  She also edited the award-winning series, Talking >>

Patti Gauch
Patricia Lee Gauch

Former vice president and editor at large of Philomel Books, Patti is now a fulltime writer and lecturer. She has >>

Paula Morrow

Paula is an editor, author and children’s librarian who has been involved with children’s literature all her life. At Cricket >>