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Past Featured Authors

Tony Abbott 2008
Betzi Abram 2003
Diana Abu-Jaber 2012
Chantel Acevedo 2016
Michele Albion 2011, 2013
Steve Alten 2008
Marty Ambrose 2000
Derek Anderson 2004
Mary Kay Andrews 2001, 2008, 2013
Sergio Andricaín 2014
Tom Angleberger 2015
Jennifer Arena 2016
Tedd Arnold 2013
Ace Atkins 2001
Jamie Ayres 2014
Larry Baker 2011
David Baldacci 2007
Jennifer Barnes 2011
Jennifer Lynn Barnes 2015
Annie Barrows 2013
Ted Bell 2011
Alex Berenson 2013
Elizabeth Berg 2002
Marianne Berkes 2006, 2008
Eileen Bernard 2003
Steve Berry 2006
Phil Bildner 2005, 2011
Reshonda Tate Billingsley 2007
Clinton L. Black 2001
Lisa Black 2007, 2009, 2012
Richard Blanco 2015
Herman Bly 2002
Prudy Taylor Board 2005, 2011
James O. Born 2008, 2016
Ben Bova 2001, 2005
Valerie Boyd 2005
Kim Boykin 2015
Rick Bragg 2004
Connie Bransilver 2001
Allison Brennan 2016
Denise Brennan-Nelson 2014
Scott Brick 2007, 2011
Douglas Brinkley 2004
Kristen Britain 2004
Suzanne Brockmann 2007
Holly Brown 2017
Sandra Brown 2005
Tracy Brown 2009
Nick Bruel 2011
Wanda Brunstetter 2014
Michael Buckley 2012
Sheramy Bundrick 2010
T. Davis Bunn 2003
Alafair Burke 2014
Jan Burke 2000, 2004
Nancy Bush 2008
T.J. Butler 2002, 2004
Meg Cabot 2006, 2016
W. Bruce Cameron 2014
Frank Cammuso 2015
Colin Campbell 2017
Elisa Carbone 2004
Melody Carlson 2014
Gail Carson Levine 2013
Ally Carter 2013
Mary Casanova 2006
Dixie Cash 2007
Wiley Cash 2014
Joy Castro 2013
Marsha Wilson Chall 2005
Joelle Charbonneau 2016
Cinda Chima 2015
Lindsay Cibos 2008
Scott Ciencin 2000, 2001, 2001, 2003
Chris Claremont 2010
Carol Higgins Clark 2006
Mary Jane Clark 2011
Nancy Cohen 2001, 2004
Evelyn Coleman 2001, 2002
Maria Antonieta Collins 2007
Sheila Herbet Collins 2003
Patrick Comer 2000
Michael Connelly 2002
Lori Copeland 2007
Tom Corcoran 2000
Enrique Cordoba 2005
Catherine Coulter 2013
Jasmine Cresswell 2001
Millie Criswell 2001
Deborah Crombie 2012
Christopher Paul Curtis 2012
Lauren Dane 2016
Susanna Daniel 2011
Cynthia Darlow 2008
S.V. Date 2002, 2005
Katie Davis 2009
Kimberly Carol Williams Davis 2002
Melissa de la Cruz 2008
Jeffery Deaver 2005
Nora DeLoach 2000
Nelson DeMille 2011
Wes DeMott 2001
Paul Doiron 2016
Trish Doller 2016
David Dorsey 2015
Tim Dorsey 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013
Sharon M. Draper 2010
Stella Pope Duarte 2006
Martha Tod Dudman 2008
Martin Dugard 2013
Lois Duncan 2002
Mark “Tiger” Edmonds 2003
Jason Edwards 2010
Brian Egeston 2002, 2003
Eric Elfman 2016
Roger Eschbacher 2004, 2007
Laura Esquivel 2007
David Essel 2003
Janet Evanovich 2005
Mary Anna Evans 2004
Linda Fairstein 2011
Richard Ferrone 2008
Joy Fielding 2004, 2013
Candace Fleming 2017
Adrian Fogelin 2003
Connie May Fowler 2006
Dorothea Benton Frank 2013
Marcia Freeman 2002
Dennis Fried 2001
Jeaniene Frost 2013
Diana Gabaldon 2003
Ed Gaffney 2007
Carolina Garcia-Aguilera 2000, 2004, 2006
Edmund Gatley 2004
Judy Gelman 2008
Tess Gerritsen 2009
Diana Hollingsworth Gessler 2002
Sha’ Givens 2004
Anna Godbersen 2012
Holly Goldberg Sloan 2015
Christopher Golden 2003
Lucia M. Gonzalez 2010
Paulette Goodman 2003
Kathleen Goonan 2000
Chris Grabenstein 2017
Sue Grafton 2002
Heather Graham 2001, 2011
Rubye Graham-Emerson 2003
Shelley Shepard Gray 2017
Mark Greaney 2017
Jane Green 2012, 2013
H.Terrell Griffin 2013
James Grippando 2004, 2010, 2017
Andrew Gross 2014
Michael Grunwald 2007
George Guidall 2012
Robin Jones Gunn 2007
Donna Guthrie 2003
Margaret Peterson Haddix 2010
Patricia Haley 2003
James W. Hall 2000, 2004
Joan Hiatt Harlow 2006
Karen Harper 2000, 2001, 2007,
Kim Harrison 2013
Kristy Woodson Harvey 2016
Gerald Hausman 2000, 2002
Pete Hautman 2005
Jeremiah Healy 2001
Jane Heller 2000
Hilary Hemingway 2001
Beverly Taylor Herald 2001
Maude Heurtelou 2003
Carl Hiaasen 2000
Robert Hicks 2007
Joe Hill 2008
Nathan Hill 2017
Jared Hodges 2008
Alice Hoffman 2011
William Hoffman 2002
Nancy Holder 2012
Kimberly Willis Holt 2005
Lee Bennett Hopkins 2010
Ellen Hopkins 2013
Nancy Horan 2015
Darrell House 2006, 2009
Ard Hoyt 2004
Ad Hudler 2003, 2006, 2009
Angela Elwell Hunt 2000
Travis Hunter 2002
Gregg Hurwitz 2017
Amy Ignatow 2015
Michael Imepellizzeri 2001, 2002, 2003
Brenda Jackson 2004, 2008
Lisa Jackson 2010
Eloisa James 2014
Lorelei James 2016
J.A. Jance 2011
Iris Johansen 2012
Roy Johansen 2012
Franklyn Johnson 2001
Karla Juarez 2003, 2005
Richard Kadrey 2015
Stuart Kaminsky 2000
Victoria Kann 2011
James Kaserman 2001
James & Sarah Jane Kaserman 2002
Alex Kava 2012
Laurie Keller 2015
Katherine Kellgren 2011
Dr. Carol Kennedy 2001, 2002
Barbara Kesel 2003
Helen Ketteman 2004
S.J. Kincaid 2017
Cassandra King 2005, 2017
Jonathon King 2003
Peter King 2001
Shelly King 2015
Jeff Kinney 2009
Christine Kling 2005
Jeff Klinkenberg 2007
Debra Knight 2002
Michelle Knudsen 2017
Julie Kramer 2014
Uma Krishnaswami 2004
Jarrett Krosoczka 2008
Vicki Levy Krupp 2008
Mary Kubica 2017
Taya Kyle 2017
Jon Land 2015
Lorna Landvik 2006
Kelly Lange 2002
Alison Larkin 2008
Erik Larson 2012
Dennis Lehane 2000, 2009,
Christine Lemmon 2001, 2002
Betsy Lewin 2014
Ted Lewin 2014
Kevin Lewis 2005
Grace Lin 2017
Jeff Lindsay 2001, 2007, 2009, 2015
Laura Lippman 2015
David Liss 2009
Eric Litwin 2011
Martín Llorens 2014
Gary Loderhose 2002
Mary Logue 2005
Ethan Long 2014
Lois Lowry 2009
Lisa Lutz 2008
Jay MacDonald 2006
Doug MacGregor 2000, 2001, 2002
TJ MacGregor 2001
Debbie Macomber 2006, 2016
Robert Macomber 2004, 2009, 2010
Michelle Madow 2014
Susan Mallery 2015
Phillip Margolin 2004, 2014
Margaret Maron 2014
Michele Martinez 2008
Connie Mason 2000
Janeen Mason 2009
Susan Rowan Masters 2003
Peter Matthiessen 2002
S.R. Maxeiner, Jr. M.D. 2003
Timmothy McCann 2002
Erin McCarthy 2007
Sharyn McCrumb 2006
Nina McGuire 2000
LuAnn McLane 2014
Bob McLeod 2007
C.C. Medina 2001
Meg Medina 2016
Maile Meloy 2015
Brad Meltzer 2006
Charise Meracle Harper 2015
Shelley Fraser Mickle 2003
Linda Lael Miller 2007
Sue Miller 2006
Wendy Howell Mills 2004
Jacquelyn Mitchard 2016
Sue Monk Kidd 2014
Mary Alice Monroe 2001, 2004, 2015
Johanna Moran 2010
Gustavo Bolivar Moreno 2008
David Morrell 2003
Bob Morris 2005, 2008
William Morrow 2003
Stan Mulford 2002
Stuart Murphy 2002
Victoria Christopher Murray 2003
Lauren Myracle 2010
Donna Jo Napoli 2004
Julie & Mike Neal 2003
Carla Neggers 2008, 2010
Kadir Nelson 2013
Carla Norton 2015
Kitty Oliver 2003
Lauren Oliver 2012
James O’Neal 2010
Joseph Pacheco 2005
Daniel Palmer 2016
Michael Palmer 2005, 2012
Barbara Parker 2000
Doris L. Parker 2001
P.J. Parrish 2003, 2004
Stephan Pastis 2014
Ridley Pearson 2011
Robert Newton Peck 2002
Ana Sofia Pelaez 2016
George Pelecanos 2006
Sara Pennypacker 2012
Mike Perkins 2003
Kayla Perrin 2001
Martha Lou Perritti 2003
Esther Sandner Petersen 2003
Dani Pettrey 2015
Hank Phillippi Ryan 2014
Susan Elizabeth Phillips 2011
Nancy Pickard 2001, 2003
Craig Pittman 2017
Peggy Post 2003
Kevin Powell 2004
Martha Powers 2001
Jack Prelutsky 2004
Margi Preus 2013
Mary Jo Putney 2004
Julia Quinn 2014
Maria Rado 2005
Chris Raschka 2003
Randy Rawls 2015
Frank Remkiewicz 2001, 2002
Patricia Rice 2001
Larry Richardson 2001
Sherri Duskey Rinker 2016
Kimberla Lawson Roby 2017
Eric Rohmann 2017
Paul Ruben 2008
Anthony Samad 2004
Judy Schachner 2012
Frederick Schofield 2001
Aileen Schumacher 2000
Lisa Scottoline 2010
Brenda Seabrooke 2001, 2002
Jeff Shaara 2009
Jill Shalvis 2014
Deborah Sharp 2013
Bob Shea 2013
Courtney Sheinmel 2014
Sara Shepard 2011, 2017
Neal Shusterman 2016
Linda Shute 2001
Obert Skye 2012
Irene Smalls 2007, 2008
Patrick Smith 2000
Cynthia Smith, Leitch 2011
Tom Smoot 2009
Charles Sobczak 2001, 2002, 2003
Bill Sparks 2003
Erica Spindler 2012
Patricia Sprinkle 2001
Les Standiford 2000, 2007, 2013
Wendy Corsi Staub 2008
David Ezra Stein 2012
R.L. Stine 2010
Sarah Strohmeyer 2004
Dana Sullivan 2015
Tui T. Sutherland 2017
Marlene Taylor 2002
Candis Terry 2015
Carlene A. Thissen 2005
Jodi Thomas 2016
Trisha R. Thomas 2005
Salome Thomas-EL 2003
Tracy Price Thompson 2002
Caroline Todd 2012
Duncan Tonatiuh 2015
Thrity Umrigar 2012
Lisa Unger 2005
Vivian Vande Velde 2006
Annie Vanderbilt 2009
Ana Veciana-Suarez 2004
Elaine Viets 2000, 2004
Debbie Viguie 2012
Brady Vogt 2002
M. Diane Vogt 2001, 2005
Susan Vreeland 2008
Tina Wainscott 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
Blair S. Walker 2003
D. Watkins 2017
Melanie Watt 2013
Joe Weber 2004
Elissa Brent Weissman 2016
Rosemary Wells 2011
Valerie Wilson Wesley 2006
Charles G. West 2000
Chassie West 2001
Diana Lee Whatley 2004
Kate White 2016
Randy Wayne White 2003
Tyler Whitesides 2014
Susan Wiggs 2005, 2017
Lori Wilde 2017
Doug Wilhelm 2007
Beatriz Williams 2017
Sheila Williams 2004
F. Paul Wilson 2007, 2010
Darryl Wimberley 2001
Douglas Wood 2006
Stuart Woods 2008
Lori Woolridge 2003, 2004
Dan Yaccarino 2004, 2005
Rick Yancey 2014
Salina Yoon 2017
Mario Alberto Zambrano 2014
Zane 2012

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Adult Authors

  • Holly Brown
    Holly Brown

    Holly Brown

    Holly Brown is the author of three novels of domestic suspense: Don’t Try to Find Me, A Necessary End and This Is Not Over. She is also a practicing marriage and family therapist in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she lives with her husband and daughter. Visit www.hollybrownbooks.com

  • Colin Campbell
    Colin Campbell

    Colin Campbell

    Colin Campbell is The New York Times Bestselling author of Free Days with George. Before becoming an author, Colin was a longtime marketing executive specializing in sports, hockey in particular. He has held senior creative management positions in major agencies MKTG and MacLaren McCann, as well as heading marketing programs for the National Hockey League Players Association, the Canadian Hockey League, and HockeyTech, He has developed marketing campaigns for such brands as Nike, Mattel and General Motors. With Colin is George, the subject of his first book, Free Days with George. George is a 9 year old, 140-pound Newfoundland Landseer. George, formerly a homeless rescue, is the 2009, 2010 Surf City Surf Dog California Heavyweight Surfing Champion. Visit http://www.freedayswithgeorge.com/

  • Shelly Shepard Gray
    Shelly Shepard Gray

    Shelly Shepard Gray

    Shelley Shepard Gray is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, a finalist for the American Christian Fiction Writers prestigious Carol Award and a two-time HOLT Medallion winner. She lives in southern Ohio, where she writes full-time, bakes too much and can often be found walking her dachshunds on her town’s bike trail. Visit www.shelleyshepardgray.com

  • Mark Greaney
    Mark Greaney

    Mark Greaney

    Mark Greaney is the #1 New York Times bestselling author and co-author of seven Tom Clancy Jack Ryan novels, the most recent of which, Tom Clancy True Faith and Allegiance, was released in 2016. He is also the author of seven Gray Man novels, the most recent of which, Gunmetal Gray, will be released in February. Visit www.markgreaneybooks.com

  • James Grippando
    James Grippando

    James Grippando

    James Grippando is a New York Times bestselling author of suspense. Most Dangerous Place is his 25th novel, the 13th in his acclaimed series featuring Miami criminal defense attorney Jack Swyteck. He is also the author of The Penny Jumper, a novella, released in October. His books are enjoyed worldwide in 28 languages. James was a trial lawyer for 12 years before the publication of his first novel, The Pardon, in 1994. He is now Counsel at Boies Schiller & Flexner LLP, where he represents a wide range of clients, from producers of Broadway shows to miners of personal data. He lives in south Florida with his wife, three children, two cats and a golden retriever named Max who has no idea he’s a dog. Visit www.jamesgrippando.com

  • Nathan Hill
    Nathan Hill

    Nathan Hill

    Nathan Hill’s short stories have appeared in The Iowa Revew, AGNI, Fugue, the Denver Quarterly and many other journals. He has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, a Donald Barthelme Prize in Short Prose and has received an Artist Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. Hill is an associate professor of English at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he’s taught creative writing and literature courses. He holds a BA in English and Journalism from the University of Iowa and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. A native Iowan, Hill grew up all over the Midwest but now lives in Naples, Florida. The Nix is his debut novel. Visit www.nathanhill.net

  • Gregg Hurwitz
    Gregg Hurwitz

    Gregg Hurwitz

    Gregg Hurwitz is The New York Times bestselling author of 16 thrillers, most recently, The Nowhere Man. His novels have been shortlisted for numerous literary awards, graced top 10 lists and have been translated into 29 languages. He is also a New York Times bestselling comic book writer, having penned stories for Marvel (Wolverine, Punisher) and DC (Batman, Penguin). Additionally, he’s written screenplays for or sold spec scripts to many of the major studios and written, developed and produced television for various networks. Gregg resides in Los Angeles. Visit www.gregghurwitz.net

  • Cassandra King
    Cassandra King

    Cassandra King

    Cassandra King is the author of five novels, most recently the critically acclaimed Moonrise, her literary homage to Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier. Moonrise was an Okra Pick and a Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) best-seller. Her previous novels include Making Waves, and best-sellers The Sunday Wife, The Same Sweet Girls and Queen of Broken Hearts. King’s short fiction and essays have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including, Belles’ Letters: Contemporary Fiction by Alabama Women, Stories From Where We Live, and Stories From The Blue Moon Café. The Same Sweet Girls Guide to Life is a nonfiction gift book based on a commencement address she delivered at her Alabama alma mater, Montevallo College.

     

    Aside from writing fiction and essays, she has taught writing on the college level, conducted writing seminars and worked as a human-interest reporter for an Alabama, weekly paper. A native of L.A. (Lower Alabama), King, a mother and grandmother, currently lives in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. She is the widow of novelist Pat Conroy, and the board chairwoman of the nonprofit Pat Conroy Literary Center, a newly founded educational arts organization located in Beaufort, SC. Visit www.cassandrakingconroy.com

  • Mary Kubica
    Mary Kubica

    Mary Kubica

    Mary Kubica is The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Good Girl and Pretty Baby.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, in History and American Literature, and lives outside of Chicago with her husband and two children, where she enjoys photography, gardening and caring for the animals at a local shelter. The Good Girl received a Strand Critics Nomination for Best First Novel and was a nominee in the Goodreads Choice Awards in Debut Goodreads Author and in Mystery & Thriller for 2014. Don’t You Cry is her third novel. Visit www.marykubica.com

  • Taya Kyle
    Taya Kyle

    Taya Kyle

    Taya Kyle is the wife of “American Sniper” Chris Kyle, Navy SEAL, New York Times bestselling author. Taya and Chris are the subject of the four time Academy Award nominated 2014 film American Sniper. She is also The New York Times bestselling author of American Wife: A Memoir of Love, War, Faith & Renewal. Taya speaks to audiences across the country about Chris’s and her story, perseverance, triumphs through tragedy and the common ground we all have in fighting the battles of life. She has appeared extensively on television, radio & in print, including: ABC, CBS, CNN, Fox News Channel, NBC, NPR, MSNBC and People magazine. Taya serves as Executive Director of the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation (CKFF), standing strong for God, Country and Family by strengthening military and first responder marriages through revitalization retreats and building a powerful network of service members dedicated to the survival of their marriages. These marriages are most often sacrificed in a life of service. CKFF aims to change that to ensure our service members and their families not only survive their service, but thrive in it. Taya lives in Texas where she raises her two children. Visit www.tayakyle.com

  • Craig Pittman
    Craig Pittman

    Craig Pittman

    Craig Pittman is a native Floridian. Born in Pensacola, he graduated from Troy State University in Alabama, where his muckraking work for the student paper prompted an agitated dean to label him “the most destructive force on campus.” Since then he has covered a variety of newspaper beats and quite a few natural disasters, including hurricanes, wildfires and the Florida Legislature. Since 1998, he has covered environmental issues for Florida’s largest newspaper, the Tampa Bay Times. He has won the Waldo Proffitt Award for Distinguished Environmental Journalism in Florida four times, and twice won the top investigative reporting award from the Society of Environmental Journalists. Stories he has written for Sarasota magazine have won three first-place awards from the Florida Magazine Association. He is the co-author, with Matthew Waite, of Paving Paradise: Florida’s Vanishing Wetlands and the Failure of No Net Loss and the author of Manatee Insanity: Inside the War Over Florida’s Most Famous Endangered SpeciesThe Scent of Scandal: Greed, Betrayal, and the World’s Most Beautiful Orchid, and now Oh, Florida! How America’s Weirdest State Influences the Rest of the Country, which the New York Times called “compulsively readable.” Visit www.craigpittman.com

  • Kimberla Lawson Roby
    Kimberla Lawson Roby

    Kimberla Lawson Roby

    Kimberla Lawson Roby is the award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of 25 novels, including her popular Reverend Curtis Black series (A Sinful Calling, The Ultimate Betrayal, The Prodigal Son and more) and standalone titles such as Copycat, Best Friends Forever, A Christmas Prayer and The Perfect Marriage. She lives in Illinois with her husband, Will. Visit www.kimroby.com

  • D. Watkins
    D. Watkins

    D. Watkins

    D. Watkins is a New York Times bestselling author and a columnist for Salon. His work has been published in The New York Times, Guardian, Rolling Stone and other publications. He holds a master’s in Education from Johns Hopkins University and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Baltimore. He is a college professor at the University of Baltimore and founder of the BMORE Writers Project. Watkins has been the recipient of numerous awards including Ford’s Men of Courage and a BME Fellowship. Watkins is from and lives in East Baltimore. He is the author of The Cook Up: A Crack Rock Memoir and The Beast Side: Living (and Dying) While Black in America. Visit www.d-watkins.com

  • Susan Wiggs
    Susan Wiggs

    Susan Wiggs

    Susan Wiggs is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 50 novels, with her books in print in 30 countries. A native of a small town in upstate New York, she now lives with her husband at the water’s edge on an island in Puget Sound and in good weather can commute to her writers’ group in a 21-foot motorboat. A former teacher and graduate of the University of Texas and Harvard, Susan is also an avid hiker, an amateur photographer, a good skier and cautious mountain biker — yet her favorite form of exercise is curling up with a good book. Visit www.susanwiggs.com

  • Lori Wilde
    Lori Wilde

    Lori Wilde

    Lori Wilde is The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of 78 works of fiction. She holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Texas Christian University and a certificate in forensic nursing from Kaplan University. She is a member of the International Association of Forensic Nurses.

    A popular writing instructor, Lori is a two time RITA finalist and has four times been nominated for Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award. She’s won the Colorado Award of Excellence, the Wisconsin Write Touch Award, The Golden Quill, the Lories and The More than Magic. Her books have been translated into 27 languages and excerpted in Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Complete Woman, and Quick and Simple magazines. She lives in Texas with her husband, Bill, and her two New American Shepherds. Visit http://www.loriwilde.com/

  • Beatriz Williams
    Beatriz Williams

    Beatriz Williams

    Beatriz Williams is a graduate of Stanford University with an MBA from Columbia. She spent several years in New York and London hiding her early attempts at fiction, first on company laptops as a communications strategy consultant, and then as an at-home producer of small persons before her career as a writer took off. She lives with her husband and four children near the Connecticut shore. Visit www.beatrizwilliams.com

Teen Authors

  • Kami Garcia
    Kami Garcia

    Kami Garcia

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    Kami Garcia is a #1 New York Times bestselling and Bram Stoker–nominated author and the co-author of the Beautiful Creatures and Dangerous Creatures novels. Her solo series, the Legion, includes the instant New York Times best-seller Unbreakable and its sequel, Unmarked. Visit www.kamigarcia.com

  • S.J. Kincaid
    S.J. Kincaid

    S.J. Kincaid

    S.J. Kincaid originally wanted to be an astronaut, but a dearth of mathematical skills turned her interest to science fiction instead. Her debut novel, Insignia, was shortlisted for the Waterstones prize. Its sequels, Vortex and Catalyst, have received starred reviews from Kirkus Reviews and Booklist. Her latest novel, The Diabolic, is available now from Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. Visit www.sjkincaid.com

  • Michelle Knudsen
    Michelle Knudsen

    Michelle Knudsen

    Michelle Knudsen is the author of Evil Librarian as well as the Trelian middle-grade fantasy series and several picture books, including the bestselling Library Lion, illustrated by Kevin Hawkes. Michelle Knudsen lives in Brooklyn. Visit www.michelleknudsen.com

  • Sara Shepard
    Sara Shepard

    Sara Shepard

    Sara Shepard has been writing for as long as she can remember. However, when she was young she also wanted to be a soap opera star, a designer for LEGO, a filmmaker, a claymation artist, a geneticist and a fashion magazine editor when she grew up. She and her sister have been creating joint artistic and written projects for years, except they’re pretty sure they’re the only ones who find them funny. She got her MFA at Brooklyn College and now lives outside Philadelphia, PA with her husband and dogs. Sara’s bestselling young adult series, Pretty Little Liars, is loosely based on her experiences growing up on Philadelphia’s Main Line although luckily she never had any serious stalkers. The series has also inspired the ABC Family television series of the same name. Her latest work is The Heiresses. Visit www.saracshepard.com

Child Authors

  • Candace Fleming
    Candace Fleming

    Candace Fleming

    Candace Fleming is the author of more than 30 books for children, including Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!, Boxes for Katje , The Fabled Fourth Graders of Aesop Elementary School, Clever Jack Takes The Cake and Oh, No! (illustrated by Eric Rohmann,) all of which were named Notable Books by the American Library Association. In addition, she has written several nonfiction titles including The Lincolns: A Scrapbook Look At Abraham and Mary which won the 2009 Boston Globe-Horn Book award for Nonfiction; The Great and Only Barnum: the Tremendous, Stupendous Life of Showman P.T. Barnum , a 2010 Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults, and Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart, a New York Times Notable Book as well as the 2012 winner of SCBWI’s Golden Kite Award. Her most recent biography, The Family Romanov has won a slew of awards, among them the Boston-Globe Horn Book Award, the Los Angeles Times Literary Book Prize, SCBWI’s Golden Kite, NCTE’s Orbis Pictus Award and a 2015 Sibert Honor from ALSC. Her most latest release is a collaboration with partner Eric Rohmann titled Bulldozer’s Big Day. Visit www.candacefleming.com

  • Chris Grabenstein
    Chris Grabenstein

    Chris Grabenstein

    Chris Grabenstein is the author of The New York Times bestselling The Island of Dr. Libris, Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Olympics, and Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library, which was nominated for over 30 state awards. Visit http://www.chrisgrabenstein.com/

  • Grace Lin
    Grace Lin

    Grace Lin

    Grace Lin is the award-winning and bestselling author and illustrator of Starry River of the SkyWhere the Mountain Meets the MoonThe Year of the DogThe Year of the RatDumpling Days, and the Ling & Ting series, as well as picture books such as The Ugly Vegetables and Dim Sum for Everyone! Grace is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and lives in Massachusetts. Visit www.gracelin.com

  • Eric Rohmann
    Eric Rohmann

    Eric Rohmann

    Eric Rohmann is the award-winning author/illustrator of seven books for children and in 2004 won the prestigious Caldecott Medal for My Friend Rabbit. He was previously awarded a Caldecott Honor for his book, Time Flies. His other books include the ALA Notable titles, Clara and Asha, A Kitten Tale and Bone Dog. He has also illustrated many other books, including Last Song, based on a poem by James Guthrie and Oh, No; Bulldozer’s Big Day and Giant Squid, all written by Candace Fleming, and has created book jackets for a number of novels, including His Dark Materials, by Philip Pullman and Bless This Mouse by Lois Lowry. His artwork has been featured in various exhibitions and permanent collections throughout the United States. Visit www.ericrohmann.com

  • Tui T. Sutherland
    Tui T. Sutherland

    Tui T. Sutherland

    Tui T. Sutherland is the author of several books for young readers, including the Wings of Fire series and Spirit Animals #5: Against the Tide, both New York Times best-sellers. Sutherland lives in Massachusetts with her husband and two sons. Visit www.tuibooks.com

  • Salina Yoon
    Salina Yoon

    Salina Yoon

    Salina Yoon is an award-winning author/illustrator of nearly 200 books for children including Be a Friend, Penguin and Pinecone, Penguin on Vacation, Penguin in Love, Penguin and Pumpkin, Penguin’s Big Adventure, Found and Stormy Night. She studied art and design at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, and now lives in San Diego with her family. Visit http://www.salinayoon.com/

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