I write stories that kids like; my most creative ideas come when I first wake up in the morning; I never read my books once they’re published; my writing partner is my dog who is incredibly sweet but not a rocket scientist; and most notably, I’m terrified of clowns. LearnRead 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 →

Brandon Mull is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Fablehaven, Beyonders, and Five Kingdoms series. He was also architect for the Spirit Animal series and wrote the first book. Brandon lived in the Atacama Desert of Northern Chile for two years where he learned Spanish and juggling.Read More →

Lisa McMann is proudly left-handed when it comes to things like writing, but she’s ambidextrous when it comes to sports. Her favorite foods are bacon and avocados, and she doesn’t eat sugar. She lives in the Sonoran Desert outside of Phoenix, and her backyard is home to various way-ward catsRead More →

AUTHOR JUSTINA CHEN ROARS FOR LIBRARIES I’d like to give a personal shout out to Michelle Lane for organizing a fantastic Northwest book festival. Through A Cavalcade of Authors  thousands of teens have been able to meet with their favorite authors because of her, her vision, and her team of literacy-mindedRead More →

Patrick Carman

Patrick Carman spoke German before he spoke English. He has since forgotten every word. His mother learned how to speak English by watching soap operas on television. This explains a lot. Patrick grew up loving comic books, monster movies, Star Wars, the Six Million Dollar Man, and Evel Kneivel. HeRead More →

THREE CHEERS FOR CAVALCADE! Welcome to Library Lions interviews Raising a Roar for libraries and the outstanding librarians across the U.S. Today we’re celebrating Cavalcade of Authors Part 2 with Jeff Burlingame’s article recently featured in the magazine The Medium. Jeff Burlingame (showing his prized Cavalcade tee shirt) is theRead More →

Roar for Cavalcade of Authors Happy Children’s Book Week! And welcome to a Special Edition of Library Lions. This week we’re Roaring for the Cavalcade of Authors now in its 5th year! The Skinny Cavalcade of Authors yearly conference is dedicated to providing the secondary students of our region access toRead More →

  Congratulations to two 2013 Cavalcade participants! Each of these students read books from eight Cavalcade authors to be entered in a drawing for Nook eReaders, donated by Barnes & Noble. Winners are from Ochoa Middle School in Pasco and Robert Olds Junior High in Connell WA. Special thanks toRead More →

Congratulations to the 2013 Cavalcade of Authors short story winners MIDDLE SCHOOL: FIRST PLACE: Vance Alexander Enterprise Middle School The Challenge SECOND PLACE: Maria Moreno Clara Brownell Middle School Red THIRD PLACE: Anne Maughan Three Rivers Homelink Thora Longbeard,  Voyage Through Time HIGH SCHOOL: FIRST PLACE: Melinda Wildenborg Hanford HighRead More →

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 →

Veronica Rossi

I talk to myself regularly when I write, sometimes in a terrible British accent I try to spend as much of my day as possible in my pajamas I name all of my computers/laptops. So far, I’ve had a Leo, Matteo and Romeo. I don’t know why they all haveRead More →