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 →

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 →

 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 →

Sarah Beth Durst is the award-winning author of numerous fantasy books for kids, teens, and adults, including The Girl Who Could Not Dream, Drink Slay Love, and The Queens of Renthia series. She’s wanted to be a writer since she was ten years old. (Before that, she wanted to beRead More →

Martha Brockenbrough has wanted to be an author since she first learned that there is still such a thing as a living author. She’s done a lot of jobs, including writing game questions for Cranium and Trivial Pursuit. She’s interviewed celebrities, exchanged letters with the Queen of England, and foundedRead More →

I have almost always had multiple pets, usually more than a half dozen at a time. All the aspects of animal care please me: the cutting of the tiny nails; the cleaning of the ears; there is even a certain satisfaction in litter scooping. When I am tending to animalsRead More →

When he’s not being thrown off trains in France or tending to the livestock on his farm in the mountains of Southern California, Andrew Smith enjoys hiding in dark quiet rooms and writing books for readers of all ages. Andrew Smith is online at or