Bookable Authors: All

 

Emma K. Ohland

Emma K. Ohland (she/they) is an author who has been telling stories since before she knew how to write them down. She grew up in the middle of a cornfield in Indiana, but her imagination often carried her away to other worlds. She graduated from Purdue University with a B.A. in English… View →

 
Catherine Watson

Jane O'Reilly

Jane O’Reilly is the author of the acclaimed middle grade novels, The Secret of Goldenrod and The Notations of Cooper Cameron. She is the recipient of a McKnight Fellowship in Screenwriting and also holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults… View →

 

Lisa L. Owens

Lisa L. Owens’s career in children’s publishing has spanned nearly 25 years. She has authored 95+ books for young people, including early readers, chapter books, graphic novels, and a wide variety of nonfiction for PreK-YA audiences. As a former in-house editor and longtime… View →

 
Samuel Owings

Lisa Owings

Lisa Owings has a degree in English and creative writing from the University of Minnesota. She has written and edited a wide variety of educational books for young people. Lisa lives in Andover, Minnesota, with her husband and a small menagerie of pets. View →

 
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Tyler Page

Tyler Page is an Eisner-nominated and Xeric Grant-winning artist and educator. He illustrated the Graphic Universe series The Chicagoland Detective Agency. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife, author/illustrator Cori Doerrfeld, and their two children. View →

 

Jim Paillot

Jim Paillot is a dad, husband, and illustrator. He lives in Arizona with his family and two dogs and any other animal that wants to come in out of the hot sun. View →

 

Jane Park

Jane Park is the author of the acclaimed children’s book Juna’s Jar and an award-winning podcast and TV/ video producer. While producing a wildlife TV show, she was surprised to discover that beavers have orange teeth — even though they are a beloved animal in Canada, where… View →

 

Rosanne Parry

Rosanne Parry is the author of six middle grade novels. The most recent are Last of the Name and A Wolf Called Wander. She is a part-time bookseller at legendary Portland independent bookstore, Annie Blooms, and is the captain of the League of Exceptional Writers, a free mentoring… View →

 

Miranda Paul

Miranda Paul is the award-winning author of more than a dozen books for children, including One Plastic Bag and Boston Globe–Horn Book Honoree Nine Months Before a Baby Is Born. Miranda is a founding member of We Need Diverse Books and serves as its mentorship chair. Learn more at… View →

 

Q. L. Pearce

Q. L. Pearce is the author of more than 100 nonfiction books for children on the subjects of science, literature, history, and values. Her published fiction includes more than a dozen collections of scary stories and mysteries. Q is the Assistant Regional Advisor in the Orange County… View →

 

Ashley Hope Pérez

Ashley Hope Pérez is the author of award-winning books for young adults, including What Can’t Wait, The Knife and the Butterfly, and Out of Darkness. Out of Darkness was described by The New York Times as a “layered tale of color lines, love and struggle” and was named one of Booklist’s… View →

 

Christy Peterson

Christy Peterson is a children’s science and technology writer based in Vancouver, Washington. She has written more than 30 books and articles for young readers. View →

 

Meeg Pincus

Meeg Pincus is an experienced nonfiction writer/editor, educator, and a diverse children’s books advocate. She has written several nonfiction books for children including Ocean Soup, Cougar Crossing, Miep and the Most Famous Diary, and Winged Wonders which was a Eureka! Nonfiction… View →

 

Kyle Poling

Kyle Poling began taking art lessons in kindergarten. He won various local and national art competitions in high school and graduated from Columbus College of Art and Design. Kyle was then hired by American Greetings in Cleveland, where he specialized in Juvenile and Humor card… View →

 

Mia Posada

Mia Posada grew up in Minneapolis, then studied art at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After graduating, she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area where she lived until 2007 when she moved back to Minneapolis with her husband and children. Mia has written and illustrated numerous… View →

 

Rosie J. Pova

Rosie J. Pova is a children’s author and school presenter whose mission is to inspire kids to believe in themselves, dream big, and follow their passions. She lives in Texas. View →

 

Luciana Navarro Powell

Luciana Navarro Powell was born in Brazil and worked as a product and graphic designer before becoming an illustrator. She incorporates watercolor, photographs, and scanned objects into her artwork. She lives in San Diego, California. View →

 

Sheela Preuitt

Sheela Preuitt enjoys writing nonfiction books on STEM topics for children. She is awed by the unfathomable magnitude of our universe and loves to share that admiration with the young readers through her books. She has a masters in Science Education, a masters… View →

 

Liz Prince

Liz Prince is the Ignatz Award-winning author of Will You Still Love Me If I Wet the Bed? (Top Shelf Productions, 2005), the world’s cutest relationship comic. She is a regular columist for Razorcake magazine, has drawn covers and stories for the wildly popular Adventure Time… View →