Bookable Authors: All


Heather E. Schwartz

When Heather E. Schwartz was thirteen years old, she tracked down several lead orphans from the 1983 movie “Annie” and interviewed them by phone. As an adult, she realized she could apply those same early instincts to a career as a journalist and writer. She is the author of… View →


Sarah Winifred Searle

Sarah Winifred Searle originally hails from spooky New England but currently lives in sunny Perth, Australia. She’s known for graphic memoirs and fiction inspired by history and the connections between people. When she isn’t writing and drawing comics, Sarah’s favorite… View →


Maryam Al Serkal

Maryam Al Serkal is an Emirati writer who is passionate about storytelling. She lives in Dubai with her husband and two children who inspire her stories. This is her first picture book. View →


Jody Jensen Shaffer

Jody Jensen Shaffer is the author of more than 27 books of fiction and nonfiction for children. She’s written about everything from ninja warriors to celebrities to grizzlies. Her picture books include The Way the Cookie Crumbled, Prudence, The Part Time Cow, and A Chip Off the Old View →


Stephen Shaskan

Stephen Shaskan has written and illustrated many books, and he’s the illustrator of Punk Skunks and the Q & Ray series. He’s also a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, an early childhood educator, and a music maker. View →


Trisha Speed Shaskan

Trisha Speed Shaskan has written more than forty books for children, including the picture book Punk Skunks, illustrated by her husband Stephen Shaskan. Trisha lives in Minneapolis with her husband, cat, and dog. View →


Crown Shepherd

Crown Shepherd is a prolific author based in Minneapolis. She is a seasoned marketing manager at Wise Ink Creative Publishing, a dedicated owner and bookseller at Liberate Your BookShelf, and an unwavering advocate for reading. In addition to her literary pursuits, Crown Shepherd… View →

Rojas Creative Works

Mia Siegert

Mia Siegert is an author and costume designer from New Jersey. Their costumes have appeared on Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, the CW’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, and several stage productions of CATS. They are also the author of the YA novel Jerkbait. View →


Buffy Silverman

Buffy Silverman is the author of more than 90 nonfiction books for children, featuring topics from alligators to video games. Look for her nature-inspired poetry in anthologies and children’s magazines, and visit her at View →

Linda Gallop

Marilyn Singer

Winner of the National Council of Teachers of English Award for Excellence in Poetry, 2015, Marilyn Singer has written more than 100 books in many genres. An animal lover, Marilyn likes to look for critters in many places—and then write about them. She lives in Brooklyn, NY, and… View →


Ranjit Singh

Ranjit Singh is a British children’s book author of East Indian heritage. Working in a large city with people of many different backgrounds, he uses words to reach out and inspire people. View →


Kate Slater

Kate Slater is an artist and illustrator working in mixed media collage. Alongside work for publishing, editorial and advertising clients, Kate designs her own range of gift and homeware and has also created several large scale installations and window displays. Kate studied illustration View →


Monique Gray Smith

Monique Gray Smith is a mom, an award winning, bestselling author, and professional consultant. Her recent writing includes Speaking our Truth: A Journey of Reconciliation, My Heart Fills with Happiness, You Hold Me Up, Lucy and Lola, Tilly: A Story of Hope and Resilience, When We Are… View →

Alan Bradley, AFBPhotography

Nikki Shannon Smith

Nikki Shannon Smith is from Oakland, California, but she now lives in the Central Valley with her husband and two children. She has worked in elementary education for more than 25 years, and writes everything from picture books to young adult novels. View →


Elliott Smith

Elliott Smith is a writer and editor based in Falls Church, Virginia. View →


Anne Smith

Anne Collins Smith, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Philosophy and Classical Studies at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. Her favorite class in graduate school was Douglass Parker’s course on parageography (the geography of imaginary worlds), and she has View →

Photo provided by author.

Mirik Snir

Author Mirik Snir was born in Israel in 1948, during the Israeli War of Independence. A well-known Israeli author, she has published more than 100 children’s books. Mirik is a mother to nine children, a grandmother to ten, a writer-poet, and an elementary school and special education teacher. View →

Kelly Downs Photography

Traci Sorell

Traci Sorell is the author of Sibert, Orbis Pictus, AILA American Indian Youth Literature Award, and Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor Book We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga. Her title Classified: The Secret Career of Mary Golda Ross, Cherokee Aerospace Engineer was also View →


Kristin Sorra

Kristin Sorra is an award-winning children’s book illustrator. Her parents immigrated from the Philippines to Baltimore, MD, where she was born. She earned her degree in Illustration from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, graduating with highest honors, after which she co-owned a… View →