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 >>

A.M. Jenkins
A.M. Jenkins

A.M. (Amanda) Jenkins is the author of six YA novels, including the Printz Honor Book Repossessed and the Los Angeles >>

Alisa Alering
Alisa Alering

Originally trained as a librarian, Alisa loves tracking down the details behind her stories. As editor of Science Node (sciencenode.org), >>

Alison Green Myers
Alison Green Myers

Alison Green Myers wanted to join the circus. She wanted to train tigers. She wanted to jump through fire. She >>

Andi Diehn
Andi Diehn

Andi Diehn is a writer and editor with a BA in English and an MFA in Creative Writing from Vermont >>

Andrea Loney
Andrea Loney

Andrea J. Loney’s picture book Bunnybear (Albert Whitman & Company) is about a bear who believes in his heart that >>

Anna-Marie Mclemore
Anna-Marie McLemore

Anna-Marie McLemore (she/her) was born in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and taught by her family to hear >>

Anne Ursu
Anne Ursu

Anne Ursu is the author of several books for young readers and is the 2013 recipient of the McKnight Fellowship >>

Ashley Hope Pérez
Ashley Hope Pérez

Ashley Hope Pérez is the author of three novels: Out of Darkness (2015), The Knife and the Butterfly (2012), and >>

Ashley Wolff

Ashley Wolff has been a visual artist since she declared herself one at the age of five. She grew up >>

Aubrey Poole
Aubrey Poole

Aubrey Poole is an editor at Hachette’s JIMMY Patterson Books imprint, acquiring middle grade and young adult projects. She is >>

Barbara Kerley
Barbara Kerley

Barbara Kerley is the award-winning author of numerous nonfiction picture books, including The Extraordinary Mark Twain (According to Susy), a Publishers >>

Bethany Hegedus
Bethany Hegedus

Bethany Hegedus’ books include the award-winning Grandfather Gandhi and the newly released Be the Change: A Grandfather Gandhi Story, both >>