Bookable Authors: All

Drew Nelson

Vaunda Micheaux Nelson

Vaunda Micheaux Nelson is the author of The Book Itch, as well as three Coretta Scott King Award-winning books: No Crystal Stair, Bad News for Outlaws, and Almost to Freedom. She is a former youth services librarian in New Mexico. Visit her online at vaundanelson.com. View →

 
Justin Mullens

Alexandria Neonakis

Alexandria Neonakis is a freelance concept artist, fine artist and illustrator from Nova Scotia, Canada, currently residing in Los Angeles with her husband and various pets. Previously she was a senior concept artist at Wonderstorm and a character concept artist at Naughty Dog. When… View →

 

Robin Newman

Robin Newman was a practicing attorney and legal editor but she now prefers to write about witches, mice, pigs, and peacocks. She lives in New York. View →

 

Vivian Newman

Vivian Newman has an M.S. in Early Childhood Education from Bank Street College of Education and a certificate in Jewish Early Childhood Education from Hebrew College. In addition to writing, she is an Educational Consultant for PJ Library, an initiative of the Harold Grinspoon… View →

 

Patricia Newman

Patricia Newman’s books inspire young readers to seek connections to the real world. Her titles encourage readers to use their imaginations to solve real world problems and act on behalf of their communities. These books include Sibert Honor title Sea Otter Heroes: The Predators… View →

 

Sandra Nickel

Sandra Nickel is a writer of nonfiction picture books for children. Her work includes The Stuff Between Stars, Nacho’s Nachos, and Breaking Through the Clouds. She is the winner of a Christopher Award and holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young… View →

 

Ngeri Nnachi

Ngeri Nnachi is a designer and author based in Maryland. She has a J.D., M.P.P.L. and is obtaining her Ph.D. at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County. View →

 
 

Eugenia Nobati

Eugenia Nobati is an illustrator based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. View →

 

Lee Nordling

Two-time Eisner nominee Lee Nordling is an award-winning writer, editor, and creative director who has worked on staff at Disney Publishing, DC Comics, and Nickelodeon Magazine. His book The Bramble won the 2013 Moonbeam Gold Medal for Picture Books (ages 4-8), and BirdCatDog, an Eisner… View →

 
 
Hope Kelham

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 →

 

Nnedi Okorafor

Nnedi Okorafor is a multi-award winning author born in the United States to Nigerian parents. Her children’s books have won the Macmillan Writers’ Prize for Africa and the Wole Soyinka Prize for African Literature. 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 →

 
Headshot art © Tyler Page

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 →

 

Jérémy Pailler

Jérémy Pailler is French illustrator and animator with a PhD in Fine Arts. His first animated children’s film Gedas Vej was selected to screen at multiple international festivals, and won several awards. 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 →