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 >>

Lindsay Barrett George

Lindsay Barrett George was born in the West Indies and grew up in New Jersey. She received a BFA degree >>

Lisa Cinelli
Lisa Cinelli

Lisa Cinelli is an award-winning painter, childrenʼs book author/illustrator and a Teaching Artist. She is happiest exploring story ideas, experimenting >>

Marie O'Neill
Marie O’Neill

Marie O’Neill is Creative Director for editorial at Highlights for Children, where she leads the overall design sensibility for all children’s products published or licensed under the Highlights brand and its imprints.

Marilisa Jiménez García
Marilisa Jiménez García

Marilisa Jiménez García is an interdisciplinary scholar specializing in Latino/a literature and culture. Particularly interested in the intersections of race, >>

Mary Winn Heider
Mary Winn Heider

Mary Winn Heider is the author of the upcoming debut middle grade book The Mortification of Fovea Munson from Disney/Hyperion >>

Matthew Cordell
Matthew Cordell

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

Megan Atwood
Megan Atwood

M.C Atwood is an author of books for young readers and young adults. She was a children’s book editor for >>

Melanie Hall
Melanie Hall

Melanie is a children’s book illustrator, fine artist, and college professor. She has called the Hudson Valley home for more >>

Melissa Sweet
Melissa Sweet

Melissa Sweet has illustrated over 100 books as well as many toys, puzzles, games for eeBoo. Her work has been >>

Melissa Wyatt
Melissa Wyatt

Melissa Wyatt is the author of two young adult novels, Funny How Things Change, named to the YALSA BBYA and >>

Michele Weisman
Michele Weisman

Michele Weisman founded Meet the Writers after twenty-five years engaged in product development with some of the most respected names >>

Mike Curato
Mike Curato

Mike Curato is the author and illustrator of everyone’s favorite polka-dotted elephant, Little Elliot. His debut title, Little Elliot, Big >>