Faculty

Julie DaoMeet Julie DaoAuthor

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

Matthew CordellMeet Matthew CordellAuthor/Illustrator

Matthew Cordell has illustrated many books for children including works of poetry, novels, and picture books including The Only Fish >>

K.L. GoingMeet K.L. GoingAuthor

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

Andrew KarreMeet Andrew KarreEditor

Andrew is executive editor at Dutton Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Random House, focusing on YA and >>

Christy Ottaviano
Christy Ottaviano

Christy Ottaviano is publisher of her own imprint, Christy Ottaviano Books, which is part of the Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group. >>

Clara Gillow Clark
Clara Gillow Clark

Clara Gillow Clark is a critically acclaimed author of six novels of historical fiction for middle grade readers. In addition >>

Cori McCarthy
Cori McCarthy

Cori McCarthy is the author of four young adult novels: The Color of Rain, Breaking Sky, You Were Here, and the forthcoming Now A >>

Crystal Allen
Crystal Allen

Crystal Allen is the author of several middle grade novels: How Lamar’s Bad Prank Won a Bubba-Sized Trophy (Balzer and >>

Darcy Pattison

Published in nine languages, children’s book author and writing teacher Darcy Pattison has been published with Harcourt, Philomel/Penguin, Harpercollins, Arbordale, >>

David Richardson
David Richardson

Besides working as a book buyer and accounts manager for The Blue Marble Children’s Bookstore, Dave Richardson is a former >>

Debbie Ridpath Ohi
Debbie Ridpath Ohi

Once upon a time, Debbie Ridpath Ohi was a computer programmer/analyst but hurled herself off the corporate cliff to embrace >>

Deborah Heiligman
Deborah Heiligman

Deborah Heiligman is the author of 31 books for children and teens. Her most recent book, VINCENT AND THEO: THE >>

Deborah Kovacs
Deborah Kovacs

Deborah Kovacs is editorial director of Walden Pond Press, a joint imprint of HarperCollins and Walden Media, specializing in middle-grade >>

Denise Fleming
Denise Fleming

Denise Fleming is the author/illustrator of many award-winning picture books. Fleming’s books are created in her signature style of pulp >>

Dhonielle Clayton
Dhonielle Clayton

Dhonielle Clayton is a former teacher and middle school librarian, the co-author of the Tiny Pretty Things series and The >>

Dian Curtis Regan
Dian Curtis Regan

Dian Curtis Regan is the author of 60 books for young readers, ranging from picture books to YA novels. Her >>