Ibi Zoboi was born in Haiti and immigrated to New York with her mother when she was four years-old. Everything about her new home was both strange and magical. This is why she loves reading and writing science-fiction, fantasy, and mythology. And she loves love stories, too! Ibi wears lotsRead More →

Eric is a teacher and began writing for his class to entice them to become more enthusiastic readers and writers.  He has published 101 books which have been translated into fourteen languages and have won over 150 awards, including 4 Red Maple, 3 Silver Birch, a Golden Oak and children’sRead More →

Alex London is the author of over 25 books for children, teens, and adults, with over 2 million copies sold. For middle grade readers, he’s the author of the Dog Tags, Tides of War, Wild Ones, and Accidental Adventures series, as well as two titles in the 39 Cluesseries. For young adults, he’s the authorRead More →

Tiffany D. Jackson is the critically acclaimed author of YA novels including the NAACP Image Award-nominated ALLEGEDLY and MONDAY’S NOT COMING, a Walter Dean Myers Honored Book and Coretta Scott King New Talent Award winner. She received her bachelor of arts in film from Howard University, her master of artsRead More →

 Fact: Kendare Blake likes cats. She has two: a Siamese-tabby named Tyrion Cattister, and a naked Sphynx named Armpit McGee. Fact: Kendare Blake likes dogs. She has two of those as well: a red Doberman named Obi-dog Kenobi and a Pow Pow Rotterman named Agent Scully Fact: Kendare Blake likesRead More →

Tracey is a former ballerina (who still takes at least one class a week). She once started her own library hoping her friends would bring the books back late and she’d make money off the fines. She also started flying twin-engine Cessna’s at age 16, and once threw up whileRead More →

The Cavalcade of Authors is dedicated to providing the secondary students of our region access to some of the best Young Adult authors of our modern era. Our special interest is to celebrate Pacific Northwest Authors while introducing students to a variety of genres and subject matter and to furthermore,Read More →

Justina Ireland likes gummi bears, video games, and books where the dog doesn’t die. She is the author of Dread Nation and Lando’s Luck, A Star Wars Story. Author’s website: justinaireland.comRead More →