Stephanie (S.A.) Bodeen grew up on a Wisconsin dairy farm where, among other things, she milked cows, has been covered—multiple times— in cow manure, and learned to drive a stick shift at the age of eight. She has lived in a mud hut in Tanzania and once puked near theRead More →

Zahn was born and raised in the Chicago area. He earned a B.S. in Physics from the University of Michigan in 1973 and an M.S. in Physics from the University of Illinois in 1975. Zahn began writing science fiction in 1975 as a hobby. In 1978, he sold his firstRead More →

Renee Riva writes humorous stories with a message, for both children and adults. Having been raised in a large Italian family with a great sense of humor, she has much to draw from for developing quirky characters. A former greeting-card verse writer and popular speaker, Renee has two published pictureRead More →

Maureen McQuerry

I’ve always wanted to be a writer. When I was in elementary school I loved mysteries. I used to carry a notebook around and spy on neighbors looking for a good mystery. When my neighbor’s wife went out of town for a week I was convinced he had killed herRead More →

Arthur T. Lee started writing creatively when he was six years old. When his first book, a 1-page story entitled The Rainbow Goes to Japan, was chosen to go to the local Young Author’s Conference, writing became much more than an assignment. Says he, “It was clear to me then—whileRead More →

Janet Lee Carey says she has been writing “ever since I could hold a pencil between my stubby little fingers. But the longer answer is I began writing poetry in grade 8. That’s when I fell in love with the music of the language. Poetry and journal writing eventually ledRead More →

Alma A. Hromic (who now writes as Alma Alexander) was born in 1963 in Novi Sad, Yugoslavia, on the shores of the river Danube. Her father’s employment with international aid agencies meant that the family spent twenty years living in various countries in Africa, including Zambia, Swaziland, and South Africa.Read More →