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Carole Lindstrom

Carole Lindstrom is Anishinabe/Métis and is a proud member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Ojibwe Indians. She was born and raised in Nebraska and currently makes her home in Maryland. She is the author of Girls Dance, Boys Fiddle.

Chloe Bristol

Chloe Bristol was born and raised in Texas and is an alumna of the Art Center College of Design. She is the illustrator of the Winterhouse series by Ben Guterson. Chloe draws and paints everyday, and she is always thinking of new ideas to share with the world. Instagram: @chloebristol

Christina Soontornvat

Christina Soontornvat is a storyteller, engineer, and STEM educator. She is the author of the fantasy middle grade series, The Changelings, and the early chapter book series, Diary of an Ice Princess. Her newest books include the middle grade fantasy, A Wish in the Dark, and All Thirteen, a nonfiction account of the Thai Cave […]

Christine Lynn Herman

Christine Lynn Herman writes books about magic, monsters, and growing up. She is the author of YA novels THE DEVOURING GRAY and THE DECK OF OMENS, as well as the forthcoming THE DROWNING SUMMER (LBYR, 2021). If you want updates on her next book (or pictures of her cat), you can find her on Twitter […]

Claribel A. Ortega

Claribel A. Ortega is a former reporter who writes YA & MG fantasy inspired by her Dominican heritage. When she’s not busy turning her obsession with eighties pop culture, magic and video games into books, she’s filming videos for her YouTube channel or making GIFS for her small graphic design business, GIFGRRL.

Cynthia Leitich Smith

Cynthia Leitich Smith is a New York Times bestselling author of fifteen books for young readers. Her latest release, Hearts Unbroken, won an American Indian Youth Literature Award and received the Foreword Reviews Silver Medal in YA Fiction. She is also the author of the Tantalize series, the Feral trilogy and award-winning children’s books like […]

Ashima Shiraishi

Ashima Shiraishi started climbing at the age of six, and today she is one of the best climbers in the world. She is the first and only female climber ever to ascend a V15 bouldering problem, earning praise from Outside magazine as “a young crusher” and the New York Times as a “bouldering phenom.” This […]

Bethany C Morrow

Bethany C Morrow is author of adult and YA work, usually speculative, sometimes historical, always centering Black women and girls. Her adult debut, MEM (Unnamed Press, 2018) was an ABA Indies Introduce and Indie Next pick. She is editor and contributor to the resistance anthology, TAKE THE MIC (Scholastic, 2019).

Brandy Colbert

Brandy Colbert is the award-winning author of several books for children and teens, including The Only Black Girls in Town, The Revolution of Birdie Randolph, Stonewall Book Award winner Little & Lion, and the forthcoming The Voting Booth. She is co-writer of Misty Copeland’s Life in Motion young readers edition, and Brandy’s books have been […]

Anne Bustard

Anne Bustard is the former co-owner of a children’s bookstore and an MFA graduate from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her newest middle-grade novel is Blue Skies. She is also the author of Anywhere but Paradise, as well as two picture books: Rad! and Buddy: The Story of Buddy Holly, which was an IRA […]