Christine Taylor-Butler is an MIT trained engineer. She has built mausoleums in graveyards (true story), worked at a greeting card factory, and even worked at Harvard University. She likes to draw (but not well), sews (very well) and is fixing up her 110 year old house. She has a veryRead More →

Madeleine Roux is the New York Times bestselling author of the Asylum series, which has sold in eleven countries worldwide and whose first book was named a Kids’ Indie Next List pick. She is also the author of the House of Furies series and has made contributions to Star WarsRead More →

Pablo Cartaya is an award-winning author whose books have been reviewed by The New York Times, featured in The Washington Post, received starred reviews from Kirkus, Booklist, Publisher’s Weekly, and School Library Journal, as well as been among the Best Books of the Year for Amazon, Chicago Public Library, NYPL,Read More →

Suzanne Young is the New York Times bestselling author of The Program series. Originally from Utica, New York, Suzanne moved to Arizona to pursue her dream of not freezing to death. She is a novelist and an English teacher, but not always in that order. Suzanne is the author of the critically acclaimed Program series, asRead More →

 Ibi Zoboi was born in Haiti and immigrated to New York with her mother when she was four years-old. Everything about her new home was both strange and magical. This is why she loves reading and writing science-fiction, fantasy, and mythology. And she loves love stories, too! Ibi wears lotsRead More →

Eric is a teacher and began writing for his class to entice them to become more enthusiastic readers and writers.  He has published 101 books which have been translated into fourteen languages and have won over 150 awards, including 4 Red Maple, 3 Silver Birch, a Golden Oak and children’sRead More →

Chris Tebbetts didn’t set out to become a professional co-author, but it just kind of worked out that way. Weirdly enough, all of his writing partners’ last names begin with P, so if you are looking for him on the library shelves, head over to that part of the alphabet.Read More →

Before writing the Blackthorn Key adventures, Kevin Sands spent a lot of time learning how to shoot rubber bands. He’s since forgotten all of it. Kevin lives in Canada, the land of maple syrup and moose. His likes are pie, and things that go boom. Learn more at

I once peed my pants in front of the whole school while I attempted to sing a solo. Learn more at

Marissa Meyer is a Tacoma native who enjoys sampling outrageous foods, going to the movie theater by herself, and awkwardly attempting to play the ukulele. She has twin daughters, two cats, and way too many books on her TBR list. Learn more at

Guadalupe loves eating oranges but won’t drink orange juice. She loves prunes but hates plums. And she will eat dates but can’t keep her dates straight, so she’s always late to meetings! Learn more at

Born as a bald, helpless baby, unable to care for himself or even speak, Barry overcame these early obstacles to become the titan of literature you see before you. He is now able to take care of himself for the most part and speaks sort of OK-ish. He is stillRead More →

Alex London is the author of over 25 books for children, teens, and adults, with over 2 million copies sold. For middle grade readers, he’s the author of the Dog Tags, Tides of War, Wild Ones, and Accidental Adventures series, as well as two titles in the 39 Cluesseries. For young adults, he’s the authorRead More →

 Tricia Levenseller is the author of four fantasy novels, her newest being THE SHADOWS BETWEEN US. Initially from a small town in Oregon, Tricia now lives in Utah with her bossy dog, Rosy. She received her degree in English Language and editing, and she is thrilled that she never hasRead More →

Tiffany D. Jackson is the critically acclaimed author of YA novels including the NAACP Image Award-nominated ALLEGEDLY and MONDAY’S NOT COMING, a Walter Dean Myers Honored Book and Coretta Scott King New Talent Award winner. She received her bachelor of arts in film from Howard University, her master of artsRead More →