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 >>

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 >>

Peter Jacobi
Peter P. Jacobi

Peter is professor emeritus of journalism at Indiana University and a consultant with magazines and corporations, helping CEOs, writers, and >>

Rebecca Davis
Rebecca Davis

Rebecca M. Davis is a senior editor for Boyds Mills Press and for WordSong, the only imprint in the United >>

Rebecca Kai Dotlich

Rebecca is an author and poet whose poetry appears in many award-winning collections, in dozens of anthologies and textbooks, and >>

Renee Hooker
Renee Hooker

Renee Hooker is an Associate Editor at Penguin Workshop, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers. She primarily works on chapter >>

Rich Wallace
Rich Wallace

Rich Wallace is the author of many award-winning books for boys, ranging from his debut YA novel, Wrestling Sturbridge, to his popular sports series, The Winning Season and Kickers. He spent many years as an editor at Highlights for Children magazine…