Marissa Meyer
Marissa Meyer is a Tacoma native who enjoys sampling outrageous foods, going to the movie theater by herself, and awkwardly
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Elana K. Arnold
I have almost always had multiple pets, usually more than a half dozen at a time. All the aspects of
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Alex London
Alex London is the author of over 25 books for children, teens, and adults, with over 2 million copies sold. For
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Martha Brockenbrough
Fact: Kendare Blake likes cats. She has two: a Siamese-tabby named Tyrion Cattister, and a naked Sphynx named Armpit McGee.
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Kevin O’Malley
I once peed my pants in front of the whole school while I attempted to sing a solo. Learn more
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Tracey Baptiste
Tracey is a former ballerina (who still takes at least one class a week). She once started her own library
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Kendare Blake
 Fact: Kendare Blake likes cats. She has two: a Siamese-tabby named Tyrion Cattister, and a naked Sphynx named Armpit McGee.
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Tricia Levenseller
 Tricia Levenseller is the author of four fantasy novels, her newest being THE SHADOWS BETWEEN US. Initially from a small
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Ibi Zoboi
 Ibi Zoboi was born in Haiti and immigrated to New York with her mother when she was four years-old. Everything
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Chris Tebbetts
Chris Tebbetts didn’t set out to become a professional co-author, but it just kind of worked out that way. Weirdly
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Guadalupe Garcia McCall
Guadalupe loves eating oranges but won’t drink orange juice. She loves prunes but hates plums. And she will eat dates
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Barry Lyga
Born as a bald, helpless baby, unable to care for himself or even speak, Barry overcame these early obstacles to
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Kevin Sands
Before writing the Blackthorn Key adventures, Kevin Sands spent a lot of time learning how to shoot rubber bands. He’s
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Tiffany Jackson
Tiffany D. Jackson is the critically acclaimed author of YA novels including the NAACP Image Award-nominated ALLEGEDLY and MONDAY’S NOT
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Eric Walters
Eric is a teacher and began writing for his class to entice them to become more enthusiastic readers and writers. 
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Sarah Beth Durst
Sarah Beth Durst is the award-winning author of numerous fantasy books for kids, teens, and adults, including The Girl Who
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