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 >>

Julie Dao
Julie Dao

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

K.L. Going
K.L. Going

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

Kandace Coston
Kandace Coston

Kandace Coston is the assistant editor at Lee & Low Books, an independent multicultural children’s book publisher. She grew up >>

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, >>

Kathi Appelt
Kathi Appelt

Kathi Appelt’s books have won numerous national and state awards, including the Irma and Simon Black Award, Children’s Choice Award, >>

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 >>