Bookable Authors: All

Jennifer Frederick Terrell

Brandon Terrell

Brandon M. Terrell (1978–2021) was a talented storyteller, authoring more than one hundred books for children. He was a passionate reader, Star Wars enthusiast, amazing father, and devoted husband. View →

 

Veronica Thompson

Veronica Thompson lives in a little brownstone in Brooklyn, New York, with her two puppies and wonderful husband. She spends her days crafting for her website, makescoutdiy.com, and building websites. View →

 

Natalie Haney Tilghman

Natalie Tilghman holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the Rainier Writers Workshop. She lives in Glenview, Illinois, with her husband, two sons, and their Chihuahua. View →

 

Trudi Strain Trueit

A former television news reporter and weather forecaster, Trudi Strain Trueit has written more than 90 fiction and nonfiction books for young readers. Her nonfiction titles cover such topics as weather, history, health, science, and language arts. Her fiction novels include the Julep… View →

 

Dr. Artika R. Tyner

Dr. Artika Tyner is a passionate educator, award-winning author, a civil rights attorney, a sought-after speaker, and an advocate for justice. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and is the founder of the Planting People Growing Justice Leadership Institute. View →

 
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Nicole Valentine

Nicole Valentine writes books about the crossroads in our world where science and magic meet. She writes for middle grade and young adult readers and reads absolutely everything. You are as likely to find her curled up on the sofa reading a biography about Richard Feynman or Carl Sagan,… View →

 

M. G. Velasco

M. G. Velasco’s middle grade adventure stories feature clever kids facing perilous situations in unique settings, sometimes against llamas. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and worked at a pathology lab, which was not gross. Not gross at all. As a retired… View →

 

Len Vlahos

Len Vlahos has held leadership positions with the American Booksellers Association and Book Industry Study Group (BISG) and co-owns The Tattered Cover bookstore in Denver, CO. His novel The Scar Boys was a finalist for the William C. Morris YA Debut Award. View →

 
Charlotte Voelkel

J&P Voelkel

Jon and Pamela (J&P) Voelkel are the author-illustrators of the Jaguar Stones books, a series of Maya-themed adventures set in present-day Central America. The fast-paced, funny stories center on the friendship between a city boy and a jungle girl— a mirror image of Jon’s wild… View →

 

Coert Voorhees

Coert Voorhees holds an MFA in fiction from the University of Houston, and he was the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship in the translation of Chilean theatre. He lives with his family in Houston, Texas. View →

 
 

Claire Waller

Claire Waller is a secondary school English teacher who currently teaches teenagers with mental health issues. She is the author of two adult horror novels, Predator X and Nine Eyes. Fugly is her first YA novel. She lives in Portsmouth, England, with her family. View →

 

Laurie Wallmark

Laurie Wallmark is the author of several award-winning STEM picture books about women, including Ada Byron Lovelace & the Thinking Machine. She teaches computer science when she’s not writing books. View →

 

Jennifer Marino Walters

Jennifer Marino Walters is a writer and editor specializing in family and parenting topics. She has written for Los Angeles Times, Reader’s Digest, and Parenting. Jennifer lives with her family in the Washington, D.C. area. View →

 
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Penny Warner

Penny Warner has published more than 60 books for both adults and children. She teaches child development at a local college in California. You can join the Code Busters Club at www.codebustersclub.com. View →

 

Cleteisha Ann Washington

Cleteisha Ann Washington served in the United States Air Force for over 13 years and despite her military obligation, she was able to tap into her first love, which is writing. She lives in Riverside, California. View →

 

Charles Waters

Charles Waters is a children’s poet, actor, and co-author of Charlotte Huck Honor Book Can I Touch Your Hair? Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship. His poems have appeared in various anthologies including One Minute Till Bedtime and The National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry. View →

 

Laura Hamilton Waxman

Laura Hamilton Waxman lives in Minnesota and has written many nonfiction books for young readers. View →

 

Carole Boston Weatherford

Carole Boston Weatherford is the author of numerous award-winning books. Her picture book BOX: Henry Brown Mails Himself to Freedom, illustrated by Michele Wood received a Newbery Honor. Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre, illustrated by the late Floyd Cooper, View →

 

Jeff Weigel

Jeff Weigel is an illustrator, author, and designer of children’s books and graphic novels who lives in Illinois. Visit Jeff online at www. jeffweigel.com. View →