Jonathan Hill

Jonathan Hill is an award-winning cartoonist, illustrator, and educator living in Portland, OR. He graduated in 2003 as valedictorian of the Savannah College of Art & Design with a degree in Sequential Art. Some of his clients include Microsoft, the Portland Trailblazers, the Viet Nam Literature Project, the Inlander, Fantagraphics Books, Dark Horse Comics, Tor.com, […]

Heska Wanbli Weiden

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David Heska Wanbli Weiden, an enrolled citizen of the Sicangu Lakota nation, was named by the New York Times as one of “the most critically acclaimed young novelists working now.”  His debut novel, WINTER COUNTS, was called a “once-in-a-generation thriller” by the Los Angeles Times, a “worthy addition to the burgeoning canon of indigenous literature” by Library Journal, and one […]


Alastair Heim

Alastair Heim is the author of several children’s picture books including The Great Puppy Invasion, which won the 2019 Oklahoma Redbud Read-Aloud Award, Hello Door, which was named one of The New York Public Library’s Best Books of 2018, and Quiet Down Loud Town!, which was named a 2021 Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection. […]


Jorge Redmond

Jorge Redmond currently works in the Buncombe County District Attorney’s office as an Assistant District Attorney, and as an adjunct professor in South College’s Legal Department. His first children’s book (co-authored by Ali Kamanda) is Black Boy, Black Boy, which inspires black boys to imagine all the great things they can do while celebrating remarkable moments from […]


Katherine Roy

Katherine Roy is the award-winning author and illustrator of many science-based books for kids, including her Robert F. Sibert Honor Book Neighborhood Sharks: Hunting with the Great Whites of California’s Farallon Islands,and How to Be an Elephant: Growing Up in the African Wild. She is also the illustrator of numerous other books, including Barb Rosenstock’s Otis […]


Ali Kamanda

Ali Biko Sulaiman Kamanda is an award-winning filmmaker and social entrepreneur from Sierra Leone, West Africa. He runs BIKO Studios, a cross-cultural film production company and is the President of Salone Rising, a not-for-profit organization that provides micro-financing and mentoring resources to small business owners in rural Sierra Leone. Ali met co-author Jorge Redmond in […]


suma subramaniam

Suma Subramaniam is the author of She Sang For India: How M.S. Subbulakshmi Used Her Voice For Change (Macmillan FSG, 2022), Namaste Is A Greeting (Candlewick Press, 2022), A Bindi Is A Dot (Kids Can Press, 2024), V. Malar series (Candlewick Press, 2024 and 2025), My Name is Long As a River (Penguin Workshop, Fall […]


Mary Alice Monroe

Mary Alice Monroe is the New York Times bestselling author of 27 books, including The Beach House series: The Beach House, Swimming Lessons, Beach House Memories, Beach House for Rent, Beach House Reunion, On Ocean Boulevard, and her latest The Summer of Lost and Found. Monroe also writes children’s picture books and a new middle grade fiction series, […]


Gilly Segal

Gilly grew up in Florida, came of age in Israel, where she graduated from Hebrew University, and finally decided to call Decatur, Georgia, home. By day, she’s the chief legal officer for a group of advertising agencies. By night, she is a caped crusader! No, just kidding (she wishes). Her real not-actually-secret identity is writer. […]


Abby Hanlon

Abby Hanlon is the author and illustrator of Dory Fantasmagory, a series of chapter books for five to nine year olds, published by Dial/Penguin Random House. The first book in the series was named a Best Book of the Year by Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, and Parent’s Magazine. It won a Golden Kite Honor for Fiction and […]