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 →

Guadalupe Garcia McCall

Now that we are empty nesters, and there are no more children in our house, my husband and I have a Chihuahua. Her name is Blanca and she rules our house. We spoil her and do whatever she says. My favorite part of living with Blanca is the song andRead 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 →

The NYT bestselling author of the Tiger’s Curse series & the Reawakened series. I love books, dogs, Star Trek, chocolate, & I have a major crush on Superman. or 2016 Workshop Roll the dice in a choose your own adventure type of quest where we analyze archetypes, vent on villains,Read More →

I was born in 1952 in Berkeley, California. I lived in the Bay Area until I was five, by which time I had three younger siblings. In 1958 we moved to St. Louis Park, Minnesota, where my parents continued to produce offspring. I now have four brothers and two sisters.Read More →

As a five year old, Kelly’s parents handed her steel toed boots and a guide to poisonous reptiles in an attempt at keeping her alive. They’d tried telling her not to touch snakes and lizards, but she just didn’t listen. Somehow, they knew she would be no ordinary “girly-girl” andRead 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 →

Alex Flinn is a former lawyer and former opera singer. In elementary school, she got her first rejection letter and knew she was on her way to being a writer. She is the author of ten published books, including Beastly, which was recently made into a motion picture, so sheRead More →

Alane Ferguson was born in Cumberland, Maryland, in 1957. She attended the University of Utah and Westminster College where she studied journalism. Later, Alane became interested in writing for children, mostly, she says, to follow the example of her mother, successful author Gloria Skurzynski. Their novel, Wolf Stalker, was theRead More →

Brandon Dorman

Brandon is a proud husband and father of three rambunctious boys. He loves to snack on string cheese, nachos and has eaten millions of sunflower seeds. He’s broken his nose playing flag football, stolen Arnold Schwarzenegger’s cigar, licked a slug, speaks Hiligynon, and does the dishes regularly. He loves makingRead More →

Melissa de la Cruz grew up in Manila and moved to San Francisco with her family, where she graduated high school salutatorian from The Convent of the Sacred Heart. She majored in art history and English at Columbia University She has worked as a fashion and beauty editor and hasRead More →

Holly Cupala

Holly Cupala wrote teen romance novels before she actually experienced teen romance. After she did, it became all about tragic poetry and slightly less tragic novels. When she isn’t writing and making art, she spends time with her husband, daughter and son in Seattle, Washington. These days, her writing isRead More →

Chris Crutcher

Chris Crutcher was born in Dayton, Ohio in 1946 but tells people he landed in Cascade, Idaho before nurses had time to dry him off. He lost his front teeth as a freshman at Cascade High School when he had a run in with a baseball bat to impress 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 →

Justina Chen has lived in Seattle, Shanghai, and Sydney, which makes her worried about where she will live next: Syria, No. Sorrento, yes. She is infected with a serious case of wanderlust, and is now-not-so-secretly obsessed with French Fries, Orphan Black, Frye boots, coconut black tea, and hello, kitty. (Yes.Read 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 →