Faculty

Ashley Hope PérezMeet Ashley Hope PérezAuthor

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

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 >>

Wiley BlevinsMeet Wiley BlevinsAuthor

Wiley has worked in publishing for almost 30 years. He has written several early readers, such as Max Has a >>

Carol HinzMeet Carol HinzEditor

Carol Hinz is Editorial Director of Millbrook Press, a division of Lerner Publishing Group. She oversees a range of picture books and >>

Elizabeth Rose Stanton
Elizabeth Rose Stanton

Elizabeth Rose Stanton is an author/illustrator whose debut book, Henny (Simon & Schuster) was named a 2014 best picture book >>

Emma Dryden
Emma D. Dryden

Emma D. Dryden founded drydenbks LLC (www.drydenbks.com), a premiere children’s editorial & publishing consultancy firm, after 25 years experience as >>

Emma Otheguy
Emma Otheguy

Emma Otheguy is the author of the bilingual picture book Martí’s Song for Freedom (Lee & Low, 2017) about Cuban >>

Floyd Cooper
Floyd Cooper

Floyd Cooper is the Coretta Scott King award-winning illustrator of more than 60 books for children. Floyd started his career >>

poetry faculty
Georgia Heard

Georgia Heard received her M.F.A. in poetry writing from Columbia University. She is a founding member of the Teachers College >>

Grace Lin
Grace Lin

Before Grace Lin was an award-winning and NY Times bestselling author/illustrator of picture books, early readers and middle grade novels, >>

Gwendolyn Hooks
Gwendolyn Hooks

Gwendolyn Hooks is the author of 20 books for children. She writes both fiction and nonfiction to encourage children to >>

Hannah Barnaby
Hannah Barnaby

Hannah Barnaby worked as a children’s book editor, independent bookseller, and book reviewer before becoming the first children’s writer-in-residence at >>

Hannah Bersee
Hannah Bersee

Hannah is the editorial assistant for Highlights and High Five magazines. She joined the magazine team in 2017 after graduating >>

Harold Underdown
Harold Underdown

Harold is an author and independent children’s book editor who works with authors and publishers. Harold enjoys teaching, and in that role >>

Heather Alexander
Heather Alexander

Heather is an independent book editor with ten years of experience working with authors and artists in children’s book publishing >>

Heidi Stemple
Heidi Stemple

Heidi didn’t want to be a writer when she grew up. In fact, after she graduated from college, she became >>