Nicholas Alexander

Nicholas Alexander is a driven, creative visual artist from Hampton, Virginia. Drawing since the age of four, he knew he had a talent for the arts and continued to strengthen his abilities throughout his childhood. In college, he studied graphic design and painting, where he won many design awards as well as an NAACP Award…

Adrea Theodore

Adrea Gist Theodore (MD, MPH) is a mom, a pediatrician, and a children’s book author from Durham, North Carolina. Growing up on Long Island, Adrea was the kind of girl who almost always had a book in her hand, a library card in her pocket, and a stack of books in the corner waiting to…

Marietta Apollonio

Marietta Apollonio was born in Tarrytown, New York. She spent most of her childhood making mud pies, swinging on rope swings attached to questionable trees, dancing, and recreating her grandmother’s paintings. She moved to Boston, Massachusetts, to earn her degree in Illustration from The Art Institute of Boston (now Lesley University College of Art and…

Annie Silvestro

Annie Silvestro is a lover of books who can often be found shuffling piles of them around so she has a place to sit or someplace to put her teacup. She is the author of DYLAN’S DRAGON, SUGAR AND SPICE AND EVERYTHING MICE, BUNNY’S BOOK CLUB GOES TO SCHOOL, BUTTERFLIES ON THE FIRST DAY OF…

Carol Williams

Carol Williams has a long history of writing: ad agency copywriter, healthcare content wordsmith, insurance marketing scribe — you name it, she’s written a ton of it. She’s also managed to raise two children, edit picture books and create lots of her own stories for kids along the way. Carol lives in Ohio with her…

Rebecca J. Gomez

Ever since I was old enough to hold a pen in my awkward 5-year-old fingers, I have loved putting my thoughts down on paper in the form of poetry. When I was very young, I wrote about childish things like climbing trees and scraping my knees. As I lived through adolescence, I wrote about love…

Tiffany Brownlee

Tiffany Brownlee is a graduate from Xavier University of Louisiana working as a middle school English teacher in the New Orleans area. She has been writing stories since childhood and won her first creative writing award in second grade. Wrong in All the Right Ways, a YA retelling of Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights, mark’s her…

Laura Wareck

Laura Wareck is a young adult author, writer, and communications professional, who currently serves as the director of media relations for Simmons University. Previously, she was a journalist and worked at one of the largest public affairs firms in New England, O’Neill, and Associates, where she provided public relations, crisis communications, and media outreach services.…

Heather Powell

Heather Powell is a stay-at-home-mom turned book boyfriend connoisseur. She’s married to her high school sweetheart, a mom to three girls, and in her spare time you can find her with her head buried in her Kindle, guzzling down copious amounts of coffee. Heather graduated from Black Hawk College in 2003 and currently writes Adult…

Donovan Diaz

Donovan Diaz is a professional illustrator, muralist, and character designer born in Hayward, California, and currently based in San Diego. At a young age, his fascination for comics and graphic novels like “Bone,” written by Jeff Smith, helped awaken his imagination and creativity. During his studies at Delta College for Business and Marketing, he realized…