Suzanne Selfors

I live on an island. I eat chocolate every single day. The worst job I ever had was chopping up buckets of squid at the Seattle Aquarium. The best job I ever had is the one I have now—writing books. My favorite writer is Roald Dahl. And, YES, that’s aRead More →

Deborah Reber has authored a number of books for teens, including Chill: Stress Reducing Techniques for a More Balanced, Peaceful You (Simon Pulse, April 2008), In Their Shoes: Extraordinary Women Describe Their Amazing Careers (Simon Pulse, 2007), the teen self-help series Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul: The Real DealRead More →

Ben Mikaelsen is winner of the International Reading Association Award and the Western Writer’s Golden Spur Award.  His novels have been nominated to and have won many State Readers Choice awards.   These novels include Rescue Josh McGuire, Sparrow Hawk Red, Stranded, Countdown, Petey, Touching Spirit Bear, Red Midnight, Tree GirlRead 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 →

When Lorie Ann Grover grew to be six feet tall, everyone knew male dancers in the ballet company would have a hard time lifting her off the floor. Instead of plies and pirouettes, she now Repulses the Monkey, becomes the White Tiger Who Plays With Tail and stands as theRead More →

Brenda Cooper is a technology professional, a science fiction writer and a futurist. She graduated from California State University, Fullerton, with a BA in Management Information Systems and is now living in Bellevue, Washington. She is currently working as Chief Information Officer for the city of Kirkland. Brenda has threeRead More →

Patrick Carman

Patrick Carman is the award-winning author of many books for young adults and children.  He grew up in Salem, Oregon and graduated from Willamette University.  He worked in advertising, game design, and technology.  He has been a life-long writer and storyteller.  Mr Carman lives in Walla Walla, Washington spending hisRead More →

Dia Calhoun grew up in Seattle, Washington, where she studied ballet for many years. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Mills College with a double major in English and Book Arts. Calhoun returned to Seattle to build a successful career as a freelance lettering and logo artist. Her most visibleRead More →

I grew up in Richland on Saint Street, went to Sacajawea Elementary, Hanford Junior High, and Hanford High School. I caught lizards and scorpions in the desert past the gas station at the west end of Saint. I swam in the Lynwood Loop pool, jumped off of the Port ofRead More →