Bookable Authors: All

Kathy Belge

Kathy Belge has been a freelance writer since 2003 specializing in the LGBT community. She co-authored the book Lipstick and Dipstick’s Essential Guide to Lesbian Relationships and wrote the monthly advice column Lipstick & Dipstick for Curve magazine… View →

 

Gina Bellisario

Gina Bellisario is the author of fiction and nonfiction books for young readers (and the grown-ups who read to them). She lives with her husband and their twin young readers in Park Ridge, Illinois. View →

 

Marianne Berkes

Marianne Berkes is the author of ten picture books, all inspired by her love of nature. A former teacher, librarian and children’s theater director, Marianne brings her experiences to good use, as she combines fact and fiction. Berkes is a favorite presenter at schools,… View →

 
Diane Pedersen

Cynthia Overbeck Bix

Cynthia Bix grew up in Baltimore, Maryland, where family visits to historical sites that dot the East Coast—including Old Sturbridge Village, Colonial Williamsburg, and Baltimore’s own Fort McHenry—sparked her early interest in American history, crafts, and everyday life. After… View →

 

Wiley Blevins

Wiley Blevins has written more than 70 books for children, as well as created reading programs for schools in the US and Asia. Wiley currently lives and writes in New York City. View →

 

Valerie Bodden

Valerie Bodden is a freelance author and editor. She has written more than 100 children’s nonfiction books and lives in Wisconsin with her husband and four children. View →

 

Harry Bogosian

Harry Bogosian is a freelance Illustrator and comic artist from New York City. Since graduating Pratt Institute in 2009 he has drawn monsters for video game companies, done freelance work for books, and nowadays primarily makes comics and graphic novels. There is nothing he enjoys more… View →

 

Halley Bondy

Halley Bondy is a professional freelance writer, journalist, editor, producer, and mom based in Brooklyn. Her articles have appeared in NBC News, The Balance, Contently, Digital Trends, Bustle, Romper, The Outline, MTV, and more. She… View →

 

Jennifer Boothroyd

Jennifer Boothroyd taught elementary school for many years. She currently helps visitors explore the outdoors at a local nature center. Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family, taking pictures, and traveling. She is a huge Disney geek and loves planning trips to Walt Disney World… View →

 

Ken Bowser

Ken Bowser’s work has appeared in hundreds of books and countless periodicals. His work today is created digitally on a computer. He works out of his studio in Central Florida. View →

 

Eric Braun

Eric Braun has written dozens of books for readers of all ages and edited hundreds more. He is a McKnight fellow and a nice fellow, and he likes to ride his bike really far and really fast. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and two sons, some of whose antics have found their way into View →

 

Linda Crotta Brennan

Linda Crotta Brennan is the award-winning author of more than twenty books for children including Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Presidency, When Rivers Burned: The Earth Day Story, and The Black Regiment of the American Revolution. For many years, Ms. Brennan taught and worked in… View →

 

Calef Brown

Calef Brown is the author and illustrator of many celebrated books including Polkabats and Octopus Slacks, Dutch Sneakers and Fleakeepers, Tippintown, Hallowillloween, We Go Together!, Boy Wonders, Hypnotize a Tiger, and Flamingos on the Roof, a New York Times bestseller. View →

 

Tameka Fryer Brown

Tameka Fryer Brown is an award-winning picture book author. Her titles include Brown Baby Lullaby and My Cold Plum Lemon Pie Bluesy Mood which was Charlotte Zolotow Honor Book and a CCBC Choices Best Book. Her work is also featured in the anthology We Rise, We… View →

 

Tessa Brunton

Tessa Brunton is an cartoonist and author based in Santa Cruz, California. Her first comic book Passage was nominated for two Ignatz Awards: Outstanding Comic and Promising New Talent. Her mini-comic Second Banana is a Best American Comics 2014 notable comic. Her comics have appeared in… View →

 

Lisa Bullard

Lisa Bullard is the award-winning author of more than 60 books for children, including You Can Write a Story: A Story-Writing Recipe for Kids. She teaches writing classes at the Loft Literary Center and regularly visits schools to talk with students about story-writing. View →

 
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Rachelle Burk

Rachelle Burk writes both fiction and nonfiction for children. When she’s not writing, Rachelle is a social worker, children’s entertainer, and a Rescue Squad volunteer. Rachelle was raised in a small but active Jewish community in New Orleans. She lives with her family in New Jersey. View →

 

Anitra Butler-Ngugi

Anitra Butler-Ngugi is an experienced author, Literacy and Language Technician, and Instructional Designer. Anitra is also the Host of The Word Conscious Classroom podcast. She lives and works in Maryland. View →

 

Mike Byrne

Mike Byrne grew up near Liverpool, U.K., and then moved to London to work as an illustrator by day and a crayon wielding crime fighter by night. He now lives with his wife and two cats in the countryside. He spends his days doodling and creating children’s books fueled only by tea… View →

 

Laurie Calkhoven

Laurie Calkhoven has never swallowed a frog or sung too loud in music class, but she is the author of many books for young readers. Laurie lives in New York City. View →