Bookable Authors: All

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 →

 
Lisa Evans

Anna Wadham

Anna Wadham is the illustrator of several picture books and has an MA in children’s book illustration. She lives in Norwich, England, where she enjoys the rooftop views from her flat and the city cafes. View →

 

Tracy Sue Walker

Tracy Sue Walker is an author of children’s fiction and nonfiction including The Truth about Dragons. She earned her undergraduate degree from Agnes Scott College in anthropology. Tracy holds a masters’ degrees in education as well as library and information science, but has… 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 →

 
Jim Stevens

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 →

 
Andy Cowitt

Michael Wertz

Michael Wertz is a commercial artist who creates images for books, products, ads, CDs, and movie trailers. He lives in Oakland, California, and teaches at the California College of the Arts in the illustration department. View →

 

Lisa Wheeler

Lisa Wheeler is the award-winning author of the Dino-Sports and Dino-Holidays books. When she isn’t running around the country visiting schools, standing at podiums, and eating airport snacks, she resides in Michigan. View →

 

Alyssa Wiegand

Alyssa Wiegand is a lifelong party-thrower and feeder-of-others. She held her first formal dinner party (we’re talking suits and prom dresses) in high school and has appeared in a Japanese magazine as a manga character serving Venezuelan arepas to the citizens of Tokyo. Her… View →

 

Lakita Wilson

Lakita Wilson is a Professor of Education, writer, and advocate for diverse and inclusive children’s literature. A 2017 recipient of SCBWI’s On-the-Verge Emerging Voices Award, Lakita lives in Maryland with her two children and Shih-Tzu. View →

 
Michele Baron

Lee Wind

Lee Wind is the founding blogger and publisher of I’m Here. I’m Queer. What The Hell Do I Read?, an award-winning website about books, culture, and empowerment for Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, Questioning and Queer youth, and their Allies. He is the author of No Way, They Were… View →