I was born in Mexico and came to the United States with my adoptive father when I was nine-years-old. One of the things that helped me learn English and adapt to my new country was that I turned out to be good at playing tennis, even though I had neverRead More →

www.jenniferdonnelly.com   I loved every minute of Cavalcade – from the enthusiastic school panels, to high-fiving the writing contest winners, to the workshops attended by super-dedicated young writers. The librarians, teachers, and booksellers behind the festival are so organized, tons of fun, and serious true believers in the power ofRead More →

Although he now lives in Spokane, Washington, Trent Reedy spent most of his life in small towns in Iowa, including nine years in Riverside, a town designated as the official future birthplace of Star Trek’s Captain James T. Kirk. After he returned to Riverside from a deployment to Afghanistan withRead More →

Matthew J. Kirby went to three different elementary schools and three different high schools. This was not his choice. His father was in the Navy. But he loved each of the places he lived for different reasons. He is colorblind, and owns several instruments he does not play, but wishesRead More →